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First Result of the Event Horizon Telescope Project

  • 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Please join us on Wednesday, April 10th at 2:00pm in 2318 Rayburn for an exciting announcement from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project.  The Event Horizon Telescope project is an international effort to capture the first-ever image of a black hole through a global network of telescopes. After an internationally coordinated, global release of their findings that morning, scientists from NSF and EHT will share with us their groundbreaking results, delivering remarks and taking questions. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from scientists involved in an international collaboration as they unveil the results of a groundbreaking new discovery.

Presenters will include:

  • France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation

  • Sheperd Doeleman, EHT Director, Harvard University Senior Research Fellow, Center for Astrophysics at Harvard & Smithsonian

  • Daniel Marrone, University of Arizona, Department of Astronomy, Steward Observatory

  • Avery Broderick, University of Waterloo, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

  • Sera Markoff, University of Amsterdam, Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, Gravitation and AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event. For additional information, please contact Sara Barber with the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Democratic staff at sara.barber@mail.house.gov or Jenn Wickre with the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republican staff at jennifer.wickre@mail.house.gov.