Black Holes, Africa and the Future of Astrophysics

A global teamwork in which African scientists are playing a role demonstrates that the future of Astrophysics and Physics is shifting towards collaborative research.

In a major scientific breakthrough, astronomers on 10 April 2019 unveiled the globally anticipated image, which reveals a halo of hot gas and plasma around the event horizon of a black hole. This discovery confirms, yet again, the predictions from Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and includes the contributions of scientists from Africa. The involvement and efforts of African teams in contributing to scientific advancement in Astrophysics & Physics points to the leadership roles the continent now plays in the fields. Read more on NEF medium page.