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VOTE for the EHT: SXSW 2019 Conference Panel Picker Now Open!

August 6, 2018

Voting opens today for the SXSW 2019 Conference Panel Picker and the Event Horizon Telescope team needs your vote! Click on the EHT link and vote today to help select this panel presentation for one of the coveted slots on the March 2019 conference roster. Voting ends August 30, 2018.

The EHT team will be introducing the audience to a number of key takeaways for this panel presentation,...

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BHI Essay Competition: Deadline Extended to September 1, 2018

July 26, 2018

The BHI has announced a deadline extension for the Black Hole Essay Competition to Sept. 1, 2018. Scientists, researchers, students, and writers are invited to submit 1,500 word essays that explore the intersection of Astronomy, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, and History, and successfully engage a non-expert audience.

The $10,000 First Prize will include the opportunity to publish the winning article in Nautilus, a leading online and print magazine that blends science, culture, and philosophy. ...

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Rocky planets

Black hole blasts may transform ‘mini-Neptunes’ into rocky worlds

February 28, 2018

BHI Director, Avi Loeb and Collaborator, John Forbes are featured in the Harvard Gazette highlighting a collaboration with Howard Chen from Northwestern University on research predicting that Neptune-like planets located near the center of the Milky Way were transformed into rocky planets by outbursts generated by the nearby supermassive black hole.

 

February 27, 2018

Link: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/...

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The BHI community mourns the loss of Jeffrey McClintock

November 13, 2017

A message from the Director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Charles Alcock:

Dear Colleagues:

I am sad to report that our colleague and friend Jeff McClintock passed away on Wednesday, November 8th. He was 75 years old.

Jeff was raised in Port Orchard, WA, where he developed his lifelong passion for astrophysics. He built his first of several telescopes at 11 years old and at 13, made frequent solo visits to learn about astronomy from a local amateur. At 15 years old, his telescope project, “The Art...

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