May 2024

UTSA Today – UTSA Celebrates Winners of 2024 University Excellence Awards


Mar. 2024

UTSA Today – UTSA Announces Nominees for 2024 University Excellence Awards

Sep. 2023

UTSA Today – UTSA Astrophysicist to Co-Lead New International Organization Studying Neutron Stars and Black Holes


May-Jul. 2022 – Sgr A* Image Release

San Antonio Express News – A San Antonio professor helped capture the first image of black hole at the center of our galaxy

UTSA Today – “Groundbreaking image of the black hole Sagittarius A* enhanced by UTSA physics professor Richard Anantua”

UTSA Today – “Q & A: Richard Anantua – UTSA astrophysicist integral in groundbreaking image of black hole”

Yahoo News – Simulation meets observation in the first image of the supermassive black hole at our galaxy’s center

The Register – “Pictured: Sagittarius A*: The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way”

Yale News – “Snapping a Cosmic Selfie – The First Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole”

KHOU 11 Houston – “First photo shows a massive black hole in the Milky Way Galaxy that is 4 million times bigger than the Sun”

Comparaland – “Sur la photo: Sagittarius A*, le trou noir au centre de la Voie lactée”

NSF Press Release Announcement – “Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration to announce groundbreaking results about the center of our galaxy”


Nov 2021

BBC/NOVA Universe Documentary – “Black Holes” (cf. 49:15)


May 2021

Boston Museum of Science – “The Event Horizon Telescope: Exploring the Cosmic Unknown Through Global Collaboration”


Apr. 2021

Harvard Crimson – “Harvard Astrophysicists Help Make Historic Discovery in Understanding Black Hole’s Magnetic Fields”



Cambridge, MA – A team of astronomers, including Harvard affiliates, have captured the first-ever image of a black hole’s polarized emission — which offers insight into its magnetic fields — according to an article published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters in late March…

Mar. 2021

Gizmodo – “See a Black Hole’s Magnetic Fields in New Image From the Event Horizon Telescope”


In April 2019, the world was spellbound, if only for a moment, by an ominous void encircled by a half-halo of light. It was the first direct image of a black hole; more specifically, a supermassive gravitational abyss at the core of Messier 87, a galaxy in the constellation Virgo some 54 million light-years from Earth.

Nov. 2020

Stony Brook News – “Astronomy Open Night – ‘The Relativity of Space and Time in Popular Science'”


Stony Brook, NY – Through a series of popular examples in literature and film, I present landmarks in our evolving understanding of space, time and matter/fields in the Universe: from classical electrodynamics to relativity– a pillar of modern physics. Popular science works such as H. G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” (1895) and “Interstellar” (2014) (directed by Christopher Nolan) will be used to motivate and reinforce quantitative concepts by means of often vivid and engaging illustrations, with a hint of social commentary. We will also appreciate primary sources such as Einstein’s “Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” as well as seminal scientific developments such as the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae (2011 Nobel Prize in Physics) and the first image of the shadow of a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope in April 2019.

Sep. 2020

CfA News – “M87* Shadow is Wobbling and Has Been for a While”


American Astronomical Society – “Program Opens New Research Pathways for Underrepresented Young Astrophysicists”

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) have announced the formation of the NSBP/SAO Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Scholars Program, creating opportunities for early career physicists from underrepresented backgrounds to engage in cutting-edge black hole research…

Feb. 2020

Sera Markoff Group Blog – “A Glimpse into Supermassive Black Holes from ‘Observing’ JAB Simulations”

A Glimpse into Supermassive Black Holes from “Observing” JAB Simulations

Feb. 2017

Ivy Magazine – “Why are we here in the Universe?”

Jan. 2017

KIPAC Blog – “Seeing is Believing: ‘Observing’ Simulations of Relativistic Jets”