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, Dimitrios Psaltis is developing state-of-the-art analysis tools and using high-performance computer simulations to exploit the results of the Event Horizon Telescope.
Psaltis, who earned a PhD in astronomy from the University of Illinois, has been a member in the natural sciences of the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey. He has received the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and the Bodossaki Foundation Scientific Prize for his research on black holes.