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Lena Murchikova

Black Hole Initiative


Lena has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Caltech and a Ph.D. in particle physics from Moscow State University. She is broadly interested in black hole astrophysics, with a particular focus on Milky Way’s Galactic Center black hole Sagittarius A*, its accretion, variability, and what the complex environment within a few parsecs around the black hole can tell us about its present-day near horizon behavior. Her work combines observations, numerical simulations, and pen-and-paper theory.

Honorary Affiliate: Stephen Hawking

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Former Honorary Affiliate

Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge Physics

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