Scientists received $3 million in the black hole

Ученые получили $3 млн за снимок черной дыры

The authors picture a black hole has received a prestigious award

The participants of the Event Horizon Telescope project won the prestigious and most expensive in the world of science award.

Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project, presented the world the first in the history the shadow of the black hole, has been awarded the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics. The message on it appeared on the website of the organizers of the award on 5 September.

It is noted that the project Manager Shep Doulman at the Harvard-Smithsonian center for astrophysics, will receive the award on behalf of the whole team.

Stated that award in the amount of three million dollars will be divided evenly among 347 participants of the project.

Event Horizon Telescope combines multiple radio telescopes in different parts of the world. In 2017, the network consisted of eight units and will be expanded.

We will remind, in April, the project Event Horizon Telescope published the first the shadow of a massive black hole, obtained with the help of a network of radio telescopes.

Katie Baumann. The programmer showed a black hole

Prize the Breakthrough Prize was established in 2013 by founder of Google Sergey Brin, Facebook CEO mark Zuckerberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alibaba Group Jack MA and co-owner of investment firm Digital Sky Technologies and Group Yuri Milner.

It is awarded for important discoveries in fundamental physics, mathematics and life Sciences. The prize money considered largest in the world.

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