Fellows' Presentation

The Black Hole Test: Testing Einstein’s General Relativity with Images of Black Holes

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Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Dimitrios Psaltis RI '17

Dimitrios Psaltis is a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Arizona. He specializes in Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its implication for black holes and neutron stars. Psaltis is one of the key members of the Event Horizon Telescope, which will obtain the first ever picture of an astrophysical black hole.

During his Radcliffe year, Psaltis is developing state-of-the-art analysis tools and using high-performance computer simulations to exploit the results of the Event Horizon Telescope.

Free and open to the public.