Measuring The Shadows Cast By A Black Hole Binary

May 09, 2022

Columbia Astronomy Professor, Zoltan Haiman, and Columbia Astrophysics Postdoc, Jordy Davelaar, have discovered a way of sizing up the ‘shadows’ of two supermassive black holes in the process of colliding, giving astronomers a potentially new tool to measure black holes in distant galaxies and test alternative theories of gravity.

For more information, see the articles on the Columbia news site and at APS.