EU-funded astronomical discovery to be unveiled simultaneously across the world

1 month ago  By  Iuliana Velniciuc     No comments

Next Wednesday, the European Commission will present a ground-breaking discovery by Event Horizon Telescope - an international scientific collaboration aiming to capture the first image of a black hole by creating a virtual Earth-sized telescope. EU-funded researchers play a key role in the project. Six press conferences around the world will take place simultaneously at 15.00 CET on 10 April.

In Europe, Commissioner Moedas and lead scientists funded by the European Research Council will hold a press conference in Brussels to unveil the discovery. The press conference will be held in the Commission Berlaymont building and streamed online on Europe by Satellite and on EUtube.

Journalists interested in witnessing this historic moment of scientific breakthrough are invited to register via e-mail (if they do not have a press accreditation to the European Commission). (For more information: Lucía Caudet – Tel.: +32 229 56282; Mirna Talko – Tel.: +32 229 87278; Victoria von Hammerstein – Tel.: +32 229 55040)

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