Experiment 104 years in the making: First image of a black hole Live

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Experiment 104 years in the making: First image of a black hole Live

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Re: Experiment 104 years in the making: First image of a black hole Live

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:37 am

I love the pic of Katie Bouman, the computer scientist who wrote the algorithm that make the image possible, when she first sees the compiled image of the close-up of the event horizon. She just looks so happy!

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Re: Experiment 104 years in the making: First image of a black hole Live

Post by Doc » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:58 am

SteveFoerster wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:37 am
I love the pic of Katie Bouman, the computer scientist who wrote the algorithm that make the image possible, when she first sees the compiled image of the close-up of the event horizon. She just looks so happy!

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At the press conference in Europe some were coking back tears. This was a huge long term effort with certainly no guarantee of success. Some of the reporters as I recall it was in the US press conference were critical of the fuzziness of the image. Considering this was the equal of reading the date on a quarter in LA from Washington DC this was quite an achievement.
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