Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

SAO Einstein Fellow
Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson studies the most compact objects in the universe – neutron stars and black holes – primarily through imaging at extreme resolutions. Over the past three years, he has pursued direct observations of magnetic fields and orbital dynamics near a black hole through Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Previously, his graduate research imaged pulsar emission regions, utilizing scattering in the ionized interstellar medium as an enormous cosmic “lens.” Connections between these disparate studies have also led to critical and surprising realizations for Earth-space VLBI with RadioAstron and for imaging black holes with the EHT.

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160 Concord Ave, MS-42
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office M-103C
p: 617-496-7638

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