F. Peter Schloerb to Deliver Next Talk in Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

On Thursday, March 23, F. Peter Schloerb, professor in the Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences, will deliver the talk “UMass and the Large Millimeter Telescope,” as part of the UMass Amherst 2022-23 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture will be held in the Great Hall in Old Chapel at 4 p.m.

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F. Peter Schloerb

In 2019, the first image ever made of a black hole triggered international excitement. The stunning image brought enormous attention to the University of Massachusetts, which played a key part in the global collaboration that captured the image.

The image of the black hole was made possible by UMass Amherst’s leadership in the construction and operation of the 50-meter-diameter Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), located atop a mountain in Mexico. One of the university’s most ambitious scientific projects, the LMT was built jointly by the country of Mexico and UMass Amherst.

Find all the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Lectures on the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series website