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Expanding Horizons: Understanding the EHT’s black hole discoveries

On April 10 at 9 am ET, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration announced a “groundbreaking result” regarding black holes.

Following the announcement, at 11 am ET, black hole experts explored the implications of the findings during “Expanding Horizons,” a live panel discussion at Perimeter Institute.

On the panel will be:

  • Robert Myers, Perimeter Institute Director and BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics
  • Beatrice Bonga, postdoctoral researcher, Perimeter Institute
  • Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute Faculty member and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics
  • Brian McNamara, Department Chair of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo

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