Lectures and Public Talks
I'm happy to give a lecture and public talk. I have been giving lecture/talks in English and Japanese at Junior high school, public events and academic events in Japan, US and Europe. Please contact me via e-mail.
Keywords: Black Hole, Jets, Event Horizon Telescope, Radio Astronomy, (Very Long Baseline) Interferometry
Press Release, Media and Outreach (International)
You can find many articles and outreach materials related to my projects by googling with "Kazunori Akiyama" or "Kazu Akiyama". For the general prospects of my main focus -- the Event Horizon Telescope --, the good starting place is the EHT website. Here are some of international articles, blog posts and movies that I was involved. You can find many Japanese domestic ones in the Japanese version of this page.
|2021 January 29||Press Release||I was selected to one of 20s Under 40 as a young shaper
of the future in science and technology by Encyclopedia Britannica.
Encyclopedia Britannica, MIT Official Release
|2020 September 23||Press Release||A paper on the historical M87 observations was published:
"Wobbling Shadow of the M87* Black Hole"
EHT Official Release, MIT News
|2020 April 9||Press Release||I was awarded the 2020 Young Scientists' Prize by the Japanese Goverment
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)).
|2020 April 7||Press Release||The first EHT 3C 279 paper was published:
"Something is Lurking in the Heart of Quasar 3C 279"
MIT News, NRAO release
|2020 March 2||Press Release||I was awarded the 2020 (FY2019) Young Astronomer Award
by the Astronomical Society of Japan
EHT Japan, MIT News, NRAO release
|2019 September 5||Press Release||The EHT has received the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics!
|2019 May 9||Press Release||The EHT has received the NSF Diamond Achievement Award!|
|2019 April 10||Press Release||The First Images of a Black Hole has been released!
Some many media coverages, but here are some of media I directly provided comments.
NRAO News Room
|2019 January 21||Press Release||Lifting the veil on the black hole at the heart of our Galaxy:
Results from GMVA+ALMA observations of Sgr A*
|2018 Dec 16||Media||"Why Don’t We Have a Photo of a Black Hole Yet?"
|2017 April 11||Media||"Tähtitietelijät yrittävät ottaa maailmanhistorian ensimmäistä kuvaa mustasta aukosta
– Miten se on mahdollista?"
|2017 January||Outreach||"Taking the First Picture of a Black Hole"
|2016 January||Media||Trous noirs : les voir enfin?
Science et Vie, issue 1180
Public Outreach Talks and Activities
|2019 June 8||Lecturer, Boston Japanese Research Forum,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Japanese webpage
|2019 June 1||Lecturer, Azabu High and Junior-high schools
|2019 May 26||Public Talk, Sendai Astronomical Observatory
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan website
|2019 May 23||Invited Speaker, Inside the Shadow of the Black Hole, GitHub Satellite 2019,
Berlin, Germany youtube
|2019 April 15||Discussion Panel, "Photographing a Black Hole: First results from the Event Horizon Telescope",
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA youtube
|2015 July 24-25||Assistant, JAXA ISAS Open House Day, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan|
|2015 June 3||Visiting Lecturer, Natsuda Junior High School in Oshu, Iwate, Japan|
|2013 August 24||Assistant, NAOJ Nobeyama Radio Observatory Open House Day|
|2013 April 14||Assistant, NAOJ/U.Ibaragi Ibaragi Observatory Open House Day|
|2012 August 11||Assistant, NAOJ Mizusawa VLBI Observatory Open House Day|
|2010 -- 2014||Assistant, NAOJ Mitaka Open House Day in October|
|2010 August 15||Assistant and Public Talk, NAOJ Ishigaki Observatory Open House Day|