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.
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