The Black Hole Initiative (BHI) is an interdisciplinary center at Harvard University involving a collaboration between Principal Investigators (PIs) from the fields of Astronomy (Sheperd Doeleman, Avi Loeb and Ramesh Narayan), Physics (Andrew Strominger), Mathematics (Shing-Tung Yau) and Philosophy (Peter Galison).
The BHI is the first center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes.
The BHI is the first center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes, and as such it offers a unique naming opportunity for potential donors. 

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Faculty Spotlight

AviAbraham (Avi) Loeb

Founding Director, Black Hole Initiative
Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University
Chair, Harvard Astronomy Department

Professor Loeb has published more than five hundred and fifty papers on a broad range of research areas in theoretical astrophysics and cosmology

BHI Inauguration, April 2016

Innauguration     Painting

In April 2016 Stephen Hawking visited Harvard for the inauguration of the BHI and rubbed John Harvard's shoe for good luck with the BHI funding and activities. Robbert Dijkgraaf, the director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, generously created a mural dedicated to the BHI which was unveiled at the "BHs@100" festivities.