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Behind the
M87 Black Hole


Scientists unveiled the first-ever image captured of a black hole on April 10, a landmark achievement that was supported in part by a $7.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Learn more about this exciting discovery below.

Learn more about the Black Hole Initiative here.

See the remarkable first-ever picture of the M87 Black Hole taken by a team including the Black Hole Initiative here and here.

Learn more about the John Templeton Foundation’s funding in Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Explore grants in the philosophy of cosmology and read a research survey of efforts to investigate foundational questions in cosmology.

Watch a short film on the M87 black-hole image featuring Professor Avi Loeb of Harvard, one of the leaders of the Black Hole Initiative.