Black Hole PIRE

GLT Visit

In October 2019, undergraduate student Dalton Glove and Dimitrios Psaltis (Arizona) traveled to Thule, Greenland with Satoki Matsushita, Derek Kubo (ASIAA), and Nimesh Patel (SAO) to collect existing weather and radiometer data as well as install scripts to upload automatically future data on the online PIRE weather database. The ASIAA+SAO members focused on holographic measurements of the GLT surface and all worked on installing scripts for monitoring remotely the condition of the Maser on site). See images from Thule and…

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$3M Breakthrough Prize Goes to Black Hole Hunters Including UA Astrophysicists

The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, which included several University of Arizona researchers and students, received a prestigious award for producing the first image of a supermassive black hole, taken by means of an Earth-sized alliance of telescopes. By Daniel Stolte | University Communications | Sept. 5, 2019 Researchers from the University of Arizona are named in a collaboration that will receive the 2020 Breakthrough Prize, also known as the “Oscars of Science.” Considered the world’s most generous science prize, each Breakthrough Prize…

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Public Lecture Series: Bringing Black Holes into Focus with the Event Horizon Telescope

Albert Einstein predicted the existence of black holes over a century ago when he developed the theory of general relativity. Today, his predictions are being tested through work being done to take the first-ever images of nearby black holes using an earth-sized telescope array, the Event Horizon Telescope. The Event Horizon Telescope shared groundbreaking results from this effort involving partners around the world. A team from the University of Arizona has been integrally involved in this enormous scientific effort to gather…

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Arizona Celebrates with the World in Sharing the First Black Hole Image

Arizona members of the Event Horizon Telescope joined the National Science Foundation in revealing the first-ever image captured of the supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. Arizona’s contribution to the EHT collaboration includes over 25 faculty, post docs, graduate students, and telescope operators. UA News Full Story Arizona Republic Story Join Us: Special Public Lecture Featuring Arizona EHT Members: April 17, 2019

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UA Leads Project on Big Data and Black Holes

A worldwide collaboration has won a highly competitive award from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways of processing unprecedented amounts of data in real time.Daniel Stolte, University Communications A worldwide collaboration has won a highly competitive award from the National Science Foundation to develop new ways of processing unprecedented amounts of data in real time.Daniel Stolte, University Communications Feb. 21, 2018 Chi-Kwan Chan waves his hand a few inches above a matchbox-size device. On a dark computer monitor, a million light…

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