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Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2024: The BHI’s Own Priya Natarajan

Shep Doeleman | TimeApril 17, 2024 For astronomers, seeing evidence in the sky of something predicted from pure theory brings with it a special joy. A burst of excitement as a puzzle piece falls into place. In November, a novel approach developed years ago by Priyamvada Natarajan brought us closer to under­standing a basic mystery in astron­omy: […]

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Workshop: Bridging Scales in the Black Hole Accretion-Feedback Problem

Bridging Scales in the Black Hole Accretion-Feedback Problem

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Physicist Netta Engelhardt is searching black holes for universal truths

Jennifer Chu | MIT NewsApril 9, 2024 As Netta Engelhardt sees it, secrets never die. Not even in a black hole. Engelhardt is a theoretical physicist at MIT who is teasing out the convoluted physics in and around black holes, in search of the fundamental ingredients that shape our universe.  In the process, she’s upending popular ideas […]

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Astronomers Unveil Strong Magnetic Fields Spiraling at the Edge of Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

CfA astronomers led two new EHT studies that have produced the first polarized light image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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2024 7th Annual Conference

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Save The Date: 10.18.24 – Inaugural BHI Hawking Lecture Speaker: Kip Thorne

We are please to announce our Inaugural BHI Hawking Lecture with guest speaker Kip Thorne. The event will take place on October 18, 2024. More details forthcoming

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BHI’s Prof. Andrew Strominger participates in an event of the “Big Ideas Series”, which is supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation. Details can be found here:

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Join us for the 7th Annual Black Hole Initiative Conference.

May 29-31, 2024

Gutman Conference Center, Cambridge, MA USA

Crossing the horizons of Black Hole Studies from the perspective of Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy, and History of Science. Featuring: Adam Levine, Alex Maloney, Ana-Maria Raclariu, Ben Freivogel, Bernard Carr, Chiara Mingarelli, Dennis Overbye, Emily Liepold, Hong Liu, Jamee Elder, John Mather, Julian Sonner, Kimberly Arcand, Manus Visser, Mina Himwich, Niels Martens, Phil Hopkins, Rafaella Margutti, Sara Issaoun, Stefan Hollands, Surya Raghavendran, Thomas Ryckman, Tiziana di Matteo, Yambe Tam, and Robert Wald