Charles F. Gammie

 Charles Gammie

Contact Information

202 Astronomy Building, MC-221
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
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Research Interests

  • Black holes, formation of the Moon, planet formation, star formation, cosmic ray transport, and interstellar turbulence.

In The News

  • The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration has won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating the first image of a supermassive black hole, taken by means of an Earth-sized alliance of telescopes. The team included many current and former

  • The Event Horizon Telescope Project announced that it has captured the first image of a black hole. The feature is located at the center of Messier 87 – a giant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo.

  • The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole.

  • Four professors, one instructor, and one TA are on the Fall 2018 Excellent Teacher list. Professors Bryan Dunne and Brian Fields were listed as Outstanding. Others on the list include: Professors Charles Gammie, Joaquin Vieira, and Tony Wong, Instructor Amanda Winans, and TA Melanie Archipley.

  • Department of Astronomy Professor Charles Gammie has been selected for a prestigious Associate Research Appointment in the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) during the 2019-2020 academic year.   Tenured faculty with winning proposals are appointed Associates and awarded one semester of releas