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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Black Hole Shadow

James M. Bardeen proposed forty years ago that black holes have shadows, he thought though, that it was almost impossible to  see them. It seems that he was wrong.

Morris et al. believe that we may be close to measure this forty year old prediction.

Bardeen is the son of the late John Bardeen, the only scientist to ever get two Physics Nobel Prizes, for the Transistor  and for the theory of Superconductivity. I am lucky to live next door where his brother William A. Bardeen works.

I just hope that this family, leaves other scientific discoveries, for the rest of us!

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