K. Akiyama at NAOJ in 2015

Welcome! I am an astrophysicist at MIT Haystack Observatory.

I have been working on the Event Horizon Telescope project that aims to take the first picture of the black holes, the most extreme objects in the Universe predicted by Einstein's general relativity.

I primarily study supermassive black holes and surrounding magnetized plasma, where are sites of the most energetic cosmic phenomena, by observing at ultra-high resolutions with very long baseline interferometry (VLBI). See my About Me page for an overview of my research. You can also find my CV, publication & presentation histories from the above menu bar.