Meet Katie Bouman, the STEM hero behind today’s black hole photo


Astronomers today published the first ever images of a celestial
phenomenon we’ve long known to exist, but were unable to capture:
a black hole. And it’s thanks, in large part, to the algorithms
created by Katie Bouman. Bouman, a graduate student at Harvard,
worked with a team of three fellow researchers to create to develop
the algorithms that made the image possible. Together, the team
utilized enough image data to fill thousands of hard drives,
seamlessly stitching together photos from eight telescopes —
located in Hawaii, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Arizona, and the Antarctic
— to create the image released today.…


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Meet Katie Bouman, the STEM hero behind today’s black hole photo