Kazunori Akiyama

Kazunori Akiyama

Research Scientist I am an astrophysicist working on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project. I primarily study black holes with and develop imaging algorithms for the EHT.
Office Phone 617-715-5579

I was born and educated in Japan. I received my undergraduate degree in Physics from Hokkaido University in 2010. Then, I completed my M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Astronomy at the University of Tokyo in 2012 and 2015, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Mareki Honma at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) Mizusawa VLBI Observatory. I started to work at Haystack Observatory as a postdoctoral fellow in 2015.

2020: http://news.mit.edu/2020/kazunori-akiyama-receives-young-astronomer-award-0302

Spotlight Projects
Interferometric imaging algorithms

Imaging is a key process in radio interferometry that turns data into astronomical images. Haystack has developed imaging algorithms for the Event Horizon Telescope and other interferometric arrays.

The black hole M87
Event Horizon Telescope

The Event Horizon Telescope is obtaining images of nearby supermassive black holes with ultra-high angular resolution to see down to the scale of the event horizon.