Long-held theories on how black holes like the one at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, evolve were proven right this week thanks to research made possible by Canadian scientists. 

A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute who are members of the global Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, developed a powerful framework called THEMIS that processes the EHT data, generating clear and accurate images that cut through noise and identify what really exists just outside the black hole. 

The project was led by Dr. Avery Broderick, a professor at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and associate faculty at Perimeter Institute, and his research team.

Read more about these latest findings on black holes in the Waterloo News.

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