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Lindy Blackburn

Center for Astrophysics
Radio Astronomer & EHT Data Scientist


Lindy Blackburn is a Radio Astronomer and EHT Data Scientist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. He works on data statistics and calibration for the Event Horizon Telescope, toward the goal of obtaining high-resolution images of supermassive black holes. Lindy obtained a PhD in physics from MIT while working on the LIGO experiment, and was a NASA postdoctoral program fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center, working on searches for high-energy counterparts to gravitational-wave detections with the Fermi telescope. He has a general interest in black-holes, experimental general relativity, and the application of statistical methods and modeling for precision measurement.

PhD Physics, MIT 2010