Katie Bouman-Mastermind Behind The Creation Of The Algorithm Which Lead To First Black Hole Image

katie boumman black hole image

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.

Bouman posted a picture in her Facebook time line sharing her excitement and in her background we can see the processing of the image .

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 image .

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.

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