The first results of the Event Horizon Telescope

15 April 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 hrs
Zuiderkerk, Zuiderkerkhof 72, 1011 WB Amsterdam
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One of the most exotic and elusive consequences of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity is the possibility that black holes could exist. In astrophysics, they are now invoked to explain some of the most extreme phenomena in the universe.


First results of the event horizon (TXTradio)

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a global effort to construct an Earth-sized virtual radio telescope array, with the ultimate goal to actually make pictures of some nearby supermassive black holes. The initial results of the first full EHT observing run in April 2017 will be presented at a press conference on 10 April 2019 and in more detail at this symposium.


  • Heino Falcke, Chair of the Event Horizon Telescope Science Council, Professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy, Radboud University Nijmegen – Overview of Event Horizon Telescope Results
  • Remo Tilanus, Programme Manager of  the Event Horizon Telescope, Program Manager Allegro University of Leiden, Radboud University and Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) – The Event Horizon Telescope: Instrument and Data Analysis 
  • Monika Moscibrodzka, Assistant professor – Astrophysics, General relativity, numerical astrophysics, radiative transfer, Radboud University Nijmegen – Simulations of Black Holes
  • Sera Markoff, Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics, University of Amsterdam –  Black Holes – the big picture

Moderator of the symposium is George Miley, Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics, Leiden University.

The symposium will be conducted in English.