El astrofísico Michael Kramer presenta en Madrid el proyecto para ‘ver’ el agujero negro supermasivo en el centro de nuestra galaxia

English Version below   El profesor y director del Instituto Max Planck de Radioastronomía ofreció la conferencia “Explorar el universo de Einstein: Sobre agujeros negros, estrellas de neutrones y ondas gravitacionales” invitado por la Fundación BBVA. Fundación BBVA – Mar 21, 2018 El año en que la física despide a Stephen Hawking, uno de los principales expertos […]

Heino Falcke’s and Remo Tilanus’ visit to Grenoble and NOEMA in February 2018

Heino Falcke and Remo Tilanus flew to France in February to meet with Director Karl Schuster and scientific and operational staff members of IRAM. In addition to collaboration and technical discussions a visit to NOEMA was also part of the agenda. Headquartered in Grenoble, IRAM is an international research institute for radio astronomy that operates […]

Seeing a Black Hole Through Stephen Hawking’s Eyes

Years after the theoretical physicist upended our understanding of black holes, scientists are close to photographing one for the first time. TheAtlantic – Mar 14, 2018 By Marina Koren For a few nights in April last year, astronomers linked up eight radio telescopes in the United States, Chile, Spain, Mexico, and Antarctica for a little photo […]

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, […]