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Subject [Research] Breakthrough Prize For Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
Writer admin Date 2019-09-09 15:05:23


Prof. Sascha Trippe


The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, including Prof. Sascha Trippe of Seoul National University, has been awarded the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The prize money of 3 million USD will be split equally among the collaboration members.


The EHT is a global network of radio observatories dedicated to the observation of supermassive black holes and active galactic nuclei. In April 2019, the EHT Collaboration released the first image of the shadow of the 6-billion solar mass black hole in the galaxy M 87, located at a distance of about 54 million light years. This groundbreaking achievement has now been recognized.


Announcement of the Breakthrough Prize:


Information on the EHT: