resolving black holes

an astrophysics research group at CU Boulder, JILA, and MPE Garching studying the observational properties of gas falling onto black holes (accretion flows) and their use as probes of strong gravity.

research highlights

Members of our group played core roles in major discoveries in black hole astrophysics in 2018-2019, including the first studies resolving black holes on scales of the event horizon. We shared the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the first image of a black hole, awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope team.

group members

We are currently looking for new group members. I am happy to talk with interested students at any time. Prospective postdoctoral applicants should get in touch and apply for a JILA fellowship.

left to right: Raphael Stock, Jason Dexter, Alejandra Jiménez-Rosales, Michi Bauböck, Idel Waisberg

from left: Raphael Stock, Jason Dexter, Alejandra Jiménez-Rosales, Michi Bauböck, Idel Waisberg

former: Ayman Bin Kamruddin (Universite Paris Sud MSc student), Angelo Ricarte (Yale graduate student), Alwin Mao (Princeton graduate student), Egid Sicheneder

contact

jason.dexter at colorado.edu
Office: JILA A909
Phone: +1 303-492-7836
Boulder, CO, USA