"Black Hole Messier 87" by Event Horizon Telescope / CC BY 3.0

Talking Black Holes with Astrophysicist Katie Mack

Apr 24, 2019

By Brian Malow

On the heels of the recent announcement by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration of the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole, I interviewed astrophysicist Katie Mack about the new image and black holes in general.

Katie is an assistant professor of physics at NC State and a member of the university’s Leadership in Public Science Cluster. Her area of specialization is cosmology, including the early universe, galaxy formation, black holes, dark matter and how the universe will end, the latter of which is the subject of her first popular science book, The End of Everything, which will be published next year by Scribner.

Public outreach is a passion of hers, in particular via her popular Twitter feed @AstroKatie, wherein she does an admirable job explaining science for all audiences in a way that is often quite poetic and captures the sense of wonder and awe with all things astronomical.

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