Rocco Lico awarded with a 2021 EHT Early Career Award


Rocco Lico, IA-CSIC researcher and member of the EHT Collaboration, has been awarded one of this year's Event Horizon Telescope Early Career Awards.

Rocco Lico's outstanding work as ICT manager and secretary of the EHT management team and other important scientific contributions to the EHT's scientific analyses have been recognised in the second annual EHT Early Career and Outstanding PhD Awards for "his dedication and positive contribution to the EHTC's management processes and strategy, recognising his unique talent for combining management activities and innovative science".

About EHT

The EHT is an international collaboration that has formed to continue the steady long-term progress on improving the capability of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) at short wavelengths in pursuit to directly observe the immediate environment of a black hole with angular resolution comparable to the event horizon. This technique of linking radio dishes across the globe to create an Earth-sized interferometer, has been used to measure the size of the emission regions of the two supermassive black holes with the largest apparent event horizons: SgrA* at the center of the Milky Way and M87 in the center of the Virgo A galaxy.



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