The Robert J. Trumpler Awardis presented to a recent recipient of a PhD degree whose research is considered unusually important to astronomy. The recipient of the 2017 Trumpler Award is Dr. Blakesley Burkhart
ITC Director Avi Loeb and ITC Postdoc John Forbes published research calculations that show when, where, and how planets are harmed by quasars (super-massive black holes). Read the Scientific American article.
ITC Director Avi Loeb and his co-author Manasvi Lingam (Harvard University) published a paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters (2017 March 10) examining the feasibility of creating a radio transmitter strong enough for it to be detectable across immense distances.
We've found small black holes and really BIG black holes, but nothing in the middle... until now. ITC Associate Fellow Bulent Kiziltan has evidence for a middleweight black hole at the center of a globular star cluster. ITC director Avi Loeb is a co-author on the paper.