Lindy Blackburn

Lindy Blackburn

Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Biography

Dr. Lindy Blackburn is a Radio Astronomer and EHT Data Scientist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. He leads calibration and data reduction efforts for the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, toward the goal of obtaining high resolution images of supermassive black holes. Blackburn 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 prior to joining the Center for Astrophysics in 2014. His work focuses on the study of black holes, experimental general relativity, and the application of statistical methods and modeling for precision measurement in astronomy.

Positions & Affiliations

Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian