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. Read a Scientific American article.
The American Astronomical Society has selected Professor Charlie Conroy to receive the Helen. B. Warner Prize for 2017.
The Helen B. Warner Prize is given annually for a significant contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy during the five years preceding the award, to an astronomer who has not attained 36 years of age in the year designated for the award or who is within eight years of receipt of his or her Ph.D. degree. Your citation reads: