We Wouldn’t Have the First Black Hole Image Without Katie Bouman

It took a team of more than 200 scientists to create the first image of the event horizon of a black hole — and the internet is currently in love with one of them. Computer scientist Katie Bouman led the development of the algorithm that made the breathtaking black hole image possible, and soon after the Event Horizon Telescope team revealed the photo on Wednesday, another image — this one a shot of Bouman that she posted to her Facebook page — started making the rounds online.