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Astrophysicists Hunt for Second-Closest Supermassive Black Hole

Two astrophysicists at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and the Black Hole Initiative have suggested a way to observe what could be the second-closest supermassive black hole to Earth: a behemoth 3 million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I.  Read the full press release here: CfA press release (November […]

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Conference on Flat Holography

The Black Hole Initiative and the Center of Mathematical Studies and Applications are organizing a Conference on Flat Holography. The event will be held at the CMSA on June 20-24, 2022. All are welcome! More details in the conference poster below.

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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