People

Honorary Affiliate

Faculty Affiliates

Dimitrios Psaltis

Dimitrios Psaltis

Faculty Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Professor of Astronomy and Physics, University of Arizona
Lisa Randall

Lisa Randall

Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University
Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science
Mark Reid

Mark Reid

Faculty Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Senior Radio Astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Laura Ruetsche

Laura Reutsche

Faculty Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Professor, University of Michigan
Cumrun Vafa

Cumrun Vafa

Faculty Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Donner Professor of Science, Department of Physics
Xi Yin

Xi Yin

Faculty Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Professor of Physics, Department of Physics
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BHI Fellows

fabio pacucci

Fabio Pacucci

Fellow, Black Hole Initiative
Clay Fellow, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Affiliates

Akiyama

Kazunori Akiyama

Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
NRAO Jansky Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT Haystack Observatory
Lindy

Lindy Blackburn

SAO Radio Astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Erik Curiel

Erik Curiel

BHI Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
James Guillochon

James Guillochon

Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Fellow, Institute for Theory and Computation
Dr. David James

David James

Project Manager for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory EHT group
Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
SAO Astrophysicist, Institute for Theory and Computation
Jonathan Weintraub

Jonathan Weintroub

Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Electrical Engineer and Scientist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Graduate Students

Brandon Curd

Brandon Curd

Phd student, Department of Astronomy
Brandon is doing his doctoral work in the Astronomy Department. He works with Professor Narayan on general relativistic radiation magnetohydrodynamics... Read more about Brandon Curd
Sara Issaoun

Sara Issaoun

PhD student: Radbound University, Netherlands
Predoctoral Fellow, SAO

My research centers around the data reduction and analysis of millimeter VLBI observations of the Galactic Center supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A...

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Daniel Palumbo

Daniel Palumbo

PhD student: Harvard University, BHI

I am a graduate student in the Astronomy department at Harvard University. I work with the Event Horizon Telescope to form images from Very-Long-Baseline...

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Yichen (Lily) Shi

Yichen (Lily) Shi

Graduate Student, Black Hole Initiative
Graduate Student, Department of Physics

I am a graduate student in theoretical physics at Harvard, working with Professor Andrew Strominger on Kerr black holes. We use an emergent near-horizon...

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p: 617-496-8807
xiawei wang

Xiawei Wang

Phd student: Harvard University, Department of Astronomy

Staff & Administration

Barbara Elfman

Barbara Elfman

BHI Administrator
Barbara comes to the BHI with degrees in art history from Wellesley College and education from HUGSE.
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