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We at @MIT_CSAIL are so proud of the role our alum Dr. Katie Bouman played in the development of the first-ever picture of a black hole. She's been psyched about all the #blackhole interest & just wanted to clarify a few things. (1/7)
In our first tweet about this, we linked to a 2016 story about an algorithm she led the development of while at CSAIL. That algorithm was intended to take a picture of a black hole, but didn’t create the final image. (cont.)(2/7)
It inspired image validation procedures in the final paper, and the EHT team together developed new methods that were used in reconstructing the black hole image.(3/7)
The published EHT paper is based on those different algorithms, created by the entire international imaging team, with many contributing researchers from @ehtelescope -- @MITHaystack @saoastro @prcnaoj_en & many other institutions. (4/7)
Dr. Bouman: “No one person or algorithm made the image. It was actually made by combining the images produced by 3 separate imaging pipelines, leading to a more powerful result than we could ever achieve with any single method.” (5/7)
Congratulations again to the global collaboration of over 200 scientists who made this discovery possible! (6/7)
Check out more stories about the many #EHT contributions, including vital work in telescope instrumentation and data processing!


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