The team of Event Horizon Telescope wins 2020 ‘Oscars of Science’
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of 347 scientists has won the 2020 ‘Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics’ for the first image of a super-massive black hole. The $3 million prize is also known as the ‘Oscars of Science’. The team produced the world’s first-ever image of a black hole circled by a flame-orange halo of white-hot plasma on the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy on 10th April 2019. EHT is a large telescope array consisting of a global network of radio telescopes.
Topics: Anton Zensus , Astronomy , Black hole , Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics , EHT , Event Horizon Telescope , Galaxies , M87 , Messier 87 , Natural sciences , Physical sciences , Supermassive black hole