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Video: Testing general relativity with black holes

Avery Broderick and Tim Johannsen of Perimeter Institute and the University of Waterloo explain a new method for testing the theory of general relativity using the Event Horizon Telescope. Read the research, published in August 2016 in Physical Review Letters, here:

Read a full story with Broderick and Johannsen here.


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