uOttawa black hole discovery!OTTAWA, June 13, 2007 — Dr. Chris Willott, currently with the Physics Department of the University of Ottawa, was part of a team effort which has discovered a record-breaking black hole located nearly 13 billion light years from Earth. Dr. Willott presented the results of this discovery at the annual meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) in Kingston, Ontario in early June. Future observations of this black hole will shed light on the early stages of evolution of the universe.
One of the co-authors of the paper was Phillip Vinten who received a number of awards at the 2007 Spring Convocation, including the Governor General’s Silver Medal, and the University Gold Medal (Science) for the highest standing in the Honours Bachelor with Specialization in the Faculty of Science.
Details of the announcement can be found at http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/News/Quasars07/ .