Michael D. Johnson is a Smithsonian astrophysicist, a lecturer in the Harvard Department of Astronomy and an inaugural member of the Harvard Black Hole Initiative. He studies the most compact objects in the universe – black holes and neutron stars – through imaging at extreme resolutions with radio telescopes. Most recently, he co-led imaging efforts of the Event Horizon Telescope to produce the first picture of a black hole. He also studies pulsars, interstellar scattering, and active galactic nuclei.
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