Till April 10 we din’t had any real clue of How a black hole Looks Like?But everything changed on this date .We saw a real image of a black hole.
A 29-year-old MIT graduate, Katie Bouman has earned applauses from worldwide for helping to develop the algorithm that created the first-ever image of a black hole.
3 years ago MIT grad student Katie Bouman led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole.— MIT CSAIL (@MIT_CSAIL) April 10, 2019
Today, that image was released.
More info: https://t.co/WITAL1omGl
2016 story: https://t.co/QV7Zf2snEP#EHTblackhole #EventHorizonTelescope pic.twitter.com/u6FBswmGDZ
Bouman posted a picture in her Facebook
She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with Event Horizon Telescope and will start as an assistant professor in CMS (Caltech’s computing and mathematical sciences ) department.
Bouman named the algorithm CHIRP (Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors).
Her algorithm was announced 3 years before in 2016. She also made a speech about the algorithm she developed and the entire process of generating the black hole
Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data.— MIT CSAIL (@MIT_CSAIL) April 10, 2019
Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon.
(image credit @floragraham)#EHTblackhole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole pic.twitter.com/Iv5PIc8IYd
The data to create the first black hole image was collected by 8 radio telescopes situated around the world to create a telescope with a size about the size of earth.
For creating this image 5 petabytes of data (1 petabye = 1000 terabye) needed to generate and process the black hole photo.