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Greek Astronomer Confirms Einstein with his Black Hole Study

February 27, 2021

Greek Astronomer Confirms Einstein with his Black Hole Study

The first image of a black hole, captured in 2019 by the team of Greek astronomer Dimitrios Psaltis, has revealed more support for Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. “We expect a complete theory of gravity to be different from general relativity, but there are many ways one can modify it,” said Psaltis. “Together with gravitational wave observations, this marks the beginning of a new era in black hole astrophysics,” said Psaltis. He continued as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT, and for two years as a long-term member at the Institute of Advanced Study, in Princeton, NJ. Psaltis, a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Arizona, is the EHT’s project scientist. Despite its success, Albert Einstein’s theory remains mathematically irreconcilable with quantum mechanics, the scientific understanding of the subatomic world. In 1997, Psaltis moved to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, as a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow.

Article from Greek Reporter.