The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) --a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. 10 April 2019, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.
The following faculty members and students from SOKENDAI participated in this project;
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, Director and SOKENDAI, Professor
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, Director and SOKENDAI, Assistant Professor
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, SOKENDAI, Kavli IPMU, Professor
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan ALMA, SOKENDAI, Specially Appointed Associate Professor
SOKENDAI, The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, Student
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