Research Highlights

Here we show recent research results from the Radio Astronomy/Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry department.

Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way
Breakthrough discovery: EHT´s unprecedented observations improve our understanding of what happens at the very centre of our galaxy more
Special episode of RadioViews!<br /><br />This time we have insight information, emotional thoughts, and exciting scientific news collected by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration members at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany. It has been a great, devoting journey since Sagittarius A* was observed by the EHT in 2017. Our colleagues tell their side of the story.<br /><br />Created by Joana A. Kramer &amp; Luca Ricci, MPI für Radiastronomie

EHT Image of the Black Hole in SgrA* - MPIfR scientists tell the story

Special episode of RadioViews!

This time we have insight information, emotional thoughts, and exciting scientific news collected by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration members at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany. It has been a great, devoting journey since Sagittarius A* was observed by the EHT in 2017. Our colleagues tell their side of the story.

Created by Joana A. Kramer & Luca Ricci, MPI für Radiastronomie
On 12 May at 15:00 CEST, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project held a press conference to present groundbreaking Milky Way results from the EHT.<br /><br />The ESO Director General delivered the opening words. EHT Project Director Huib Jan van Langevelde and EHT Collaboration Board Founding Chair Anton Zensus delivered remarks. A panel of EHT researchers including Thomas P. Krichbaum (MPIfR) and Christian Fromm (Univ. Würzburg, also affiliated with the MPIfR) explained the result and answer questions from journalists.<br /><br />Following the press conference, at 16:30 CEST ESO hosted an online event for the public via this same streaming link: a live question and answer session where members of the public will have the opportunity to query another panel of EHT experts (which include also Michael Janssen from the MPIfR).

Press Conference at ESO on new Milky Way results from the EHT team, followed by a public Q&A event
 

On 12 May at 15:00 CEST, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project held a press conference to present groundbreaking Milky Way results from the EHT.

The ESO Director General delivered the opening words. EHT Project Director Huib Jan van Langevelde and EHT Collaboration Board Founding Chair Anton Zensus delivered remarks. A panel of EHT researchers including Thomas P. Krichbaum (MPIfR) and Christian Fromm (Univ. Würzburg, also affiliated with the MPIfR) explained the result and answer questions from journalists.

Following the press conference, at 16:30 CEST ESO hosted an online event for the public via this same streaming link: a live question and answer session where members of the public will have the opportunity to query another panel of EHT experts (which include also Michael Janssen from the MPIfR).

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