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The University of Arizona is a partner in the Event Horizon Telscope project. The EHT will unite submillimeter telescopes across the world to achieve the highest angular resolution of any astronomical facility. The key scientific aim will be imaging the black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sgr A*, thereby testing fundamental physics in the strong gravity limit. Steward Observatory his contributed telescopes, technical development, and detector technology to the array since the inception of the project. Additionally, we have faculty whose expertise in compact object physics and general relativity will help lead the scientific interpretation of the unprecedented observations.