Research Highlights

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

Measuring the universe’s ‘exit door’ - For the first time, an international team has measured the radius of a black hole.

September 27, 2012

Press Release of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on VLBI observations of the innermost region of M87 in the Virgo Cluster at a wavelength of 1.3 cm. Thomas Krichbaum from the MPIfR is Co-Author of the original paper published in "Science": Jet-Launching Structure Resolved Near the Supermassive Black Hole in M87 (Sciencexpress dated 27 September 2012, 10.1126/science.1224768). This work is part of the MPIfR's efforts to enable global VLBI observations at 1 mm wavelength. [more]
A magnification of two million
Telescope network zooms in on the heart of a distant quasar more
Close-up of active galactic nucleus
First interferometric signals between the Effelsberg telescope and orbital radio telescope Spektr-R more
A Boost for European Radio Astronomy
27 Partner Organizations with World-class Instruments work together in Observations, Research & Development more
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