Associate Professor Roger Deane, based at the University of Pretoria, a partner university at the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy was involved in the development of simulations from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) that lead to the visual imaging of what a black hole should look like.
Assoc. Prof. Deane worked alongside post-doctoral fellow, Dr Iniyan Natarajan based at the Rhodes University’s Department of Physics and Electronics in building the highly realistic simulation of the Earth-sized EHT instrument. Assoc. Prof. Roger Deane spoke to the University of Pretoria about its role in developing the simulation of the instrument, and its possible impact on the MeerKAT and Square Kilometre Array Project.
IDIA would like to congratulate Assoc. Prof. Roger Deane on this remarkable break through, and we look forward to further contributions from him and his fellows at the University of Pretoria.
Source: Daily Maverick, First Image of black hole marks ‘breakthrough for humanity’