Translations to Japanese; Last modified: Wed, Feb 24 2021

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)).
NRAO e-News
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!
MIT News
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.
MIT News
NRAO News Room
Science News
Physics Today
Boston Magazine
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?"

Helsingin Sanomat
2017 January Outreach "Taking the First Picture of a Black Hole"
ESO outreach
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
Tokyo, Japan
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