After taking the first photo of an actual black hole, the Event Horizon Telescope collaborators have all been recognized with the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and received the $3 million prize for the work they did on the EHT.
The EHT is a network of eight radio dishes in Antarctica, Chile, Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona and Spain that creates an Earth-sized interferometer. Its ultra-high angular resolution images of radio emission from a supermassive black hole at the heart of galaxy M87* opened a new window on black holes and other phenomena.
Recently, a team at Brookhaven National Laboratory used the EHT image to disfavour “fuzzy” models of ultra-light boson dark matter.
(Image credit: EHT collaboration)