Team behind world’s first black hole image wins ‘Oscars of science’
   Date :06-Sep-2019
 
 
Washington :
 
THE 347 scientists who collaborated to produce the world’s first image of a black hole were honoured on Thursday with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, winning USD 3 million dollars for what is known as the ‘Oscars of science.’
 
The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration grabbed global headlines on April 10 when they published the first image of a supermassive black hole. The team spent over a decade simulating an Earth-sized computational telescope that combined the signals received by eight radio telescopes working in pairs around the world.