Massive black hole discovered near heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers find evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre. theguardian – September 4, 2017 By Ian Sample An enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun has been found hiding in a toxic gas cloud wafting […]

At the ALMA observatory in the Chilean Atacama desert to capture first image of a black hole

ALMA Observatory Facebook Live – Apr 6, 2017 Dr. Ciriaco Goddi, BlackHoleCam Project Scientist from Radboud University and member of the Event Horizon Telescope team, explains what a black hole is. Along with the ALMA VLBI friend Violette Impellizzeri and the ALMA Phasing Project (APP) lead scientist Geoff Crew, the trio explains the purpose of observations […]

Observatories around the world to capture image of a black hole

Sky News – Apr 27, 2017 Professor Heino Falcke, from Radboud University and member of the Event Horizon Telescope team, explains what a black hole is and what we can expect to see from the experiment on Sky News. Sky News YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews

Scientists set to capture first-ever image of a Black Hole

Al Jazeera News: Science & Technology – 13 April 2017 Over the past week, astronomers have trained a network of telescopes around the world at a single point at the centre of our galaxy to finally catch a glimpse of a black hole. For five days, eight telescopes will point at one small spot in […]

Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole

Using a massive telescope network, scientists have data in hand that could open new frontiers in our understanding of gravity. National Geographic – April 11, 2017 By Ron Cowen Westford, Massachusetts For the monster at the Milky Way’s heart, it’s a wrap. After completing five nights of observations, today astronomers may finally have captured the […]

Attempting the Impossible: Taking the First Picture of a Black Hole

ALMA joins the Global Millimeter VLBI Array (GMVA) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) joins for the first time the Global mm-VLBI Array (GMVA) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), Earth-sized virtual observatories, which are made possible by an international collaboration of radio telescopes. One of the main drivers […]

Mission impossible per l’Event Horizon Telescope

È tutto pronto per scattare la foto del secolo. Un insieme di otto osservatori simulerà un radiotelescopio delle dimensioni della Terra allo scopo di intravedere il moto del gas incandescente che circonda il buco nero supermassiccio della Via Lattea. Quali le sfide e le attese? Ne parliamo con Heino Falcke, presidente del consiglio scientifico dell’EHT, […]

Radboud University branching out to Namibia

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia, Prof. Lazarus Hangula and Prof. Gerard Meijer, president of the executive board of Radboud University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today. This collaboration is a further step in the internationalisation of the Radboud University and a step in the development of research education in Africa. This agreement […]

Wetenschap op jacht naar eerste foto van een zwart gat

Een internationaal team van onderzoekers gaat proberen de waarnemingshorizon van een zwart gat te fotograferen en zo eindelijk doorslaggevend bewijs leveren dat zwarte gaten bestaan en al dan niet werken zoals Einstein voorspelde. Bestaan zwarte gaten? Het lijkt misschien een rare vraag. Er zit er toch één in het hart van onze Melkweg?

Science Café over de BlackHoleCam in Nijmegen

NIJMEGEN – Sterrenkundige Heino Falcke vertelt woensdag 17 juni in het Nijmeegse Science Café hoe de BlackHoleCam op zoek gaat naar het zwarte gat. De European Research Council kende in 2013 14 miljoen euro toe aan het BlackHoleCam project om het verschijnsel de “waarnemingshorizon” vast te leggen. Dit is de grens van de ruimtetijd waar […]