I had the privilege to coauthor with Shep Doeleman an article on testing General Relativity with the Event Horizon Telescope, that was published in the special September 2015 Scientific American issue on the 100 years of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
The new movie “Interstellar” explores a longstanding fascination, but we are using cutting-edge technology to go one better. We are working on how to take pictures of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Read our press release with videos and animations.
Our work on constraining the sizes of large extra dimensions of the spacetime using astrophysical black holes is discussed in this article of Science News.