Astronomy

Astronomy

Prototype could set a standard for detecting gamma rays.

Reshmi Mukherjee, the Helen Goodhart Altschul professor of physics and astronomy and spokesperson of the VERITAS Collaboration, is part of a team of leading astrophysicists from across the globe that has released the major scientific finding today that the VERITAS array has confirmed the detection of gamma rays from the vicinity of a supermassive black hole.

The show builds on Levin's world-renowned account of the search for gravitational waves as evidence of a rare event: a collision of black holes that occurred more than a billion years ago.