This is Katie Bouman, a 29-year-old MIT fellow who led the creation of an algorithm that helped produce the first ever image of a black hole. People are comparing her with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, who invented essential software for the Apollo space programme. Bouman was among a team of 200 researchers who contributed to the black hole breakthrough and she's been keen to emphasise the team effort that went into it. However, many people are determined to highlight her indispensable role to avoid her being written out of history, as so often has been the case for female scientists and researchers.

Young people like this should to be celebrated rather than the arrogant feckless Hollywood celebrities. The world would be a better place for it.

6 days ago

That’s Professor Dr. Boulanger. Let’s give her credit for this with her proper title.

6 days ago

What about the man who wrote 850,000/900,000lines of code which enabled he photo to be taken?

6 days ago

Lifts our spirits there are people like her in the world! 😍😍😍

6 days ago

This reminds me of Rosalind Franklin capturing the structure of DNA!! 🔥🔥🔥

6 days ago

She’s freaking awesome! Go girl ❤️❤️❤️

6 days ago

Why calling her a “ Female” scientist ?!! Why not just “ scientist” ?!!!

5 days ago

I'm 29 too 😅

6 days ago

I don't understand. She played a role in producing the image or a major role? If it's just a role how is her significance different from the others? If she played a major role was it single handedly or was she part of a team?

5 days ago

We need more women like her please

6 days ago

Amazing, inspiring Lady!!!!

6 days ago

We are proud of you as a human!❤🇮🇷

6 days ago

Young, ambitious and inspiring. Just brilliant 👌🏽

6 days ago

We need to support and admire people like this not sport stars, movies stars or Kardashian’s!

5 days ago

*Dr.Bouman*....let's give her the respect and recognition of her education (as you would for any Male scientist )

5 days ago

Amazing and brilliant young lady 😘

6 days ago

And then NASA comes crashing it all with no space suits for women

6 days ago

@elamir amira She is inspiring young lady! I wish you the best and keep us proud of your accomplishments. Love you ❤️❤️

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