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Dr. Katherine Bouman

Katherine Louise Bouman is a computer scientist who is an incoming assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology. She researches computational methods for imaging, and was a member of the team who worked on the Event Horizon Telescope project of capturing the first image of a black hole.

The First Image of a Black Hole

Dr. Bouman's research in computer science and algorithm design was instrumental to the historic feat of capturing the first ever image of a black hole.
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How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole

At the heart of the Milky Way, there's a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close -- even light. We can't see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could help answer some important questions about the universe. Scientists used to think that making such an image would require a telescope the size of Earth -- until Katie Bouman and a team of astronomers came up with a clever alternative. Bouman explains how we can take a picture of the ultimate dark using the Event Horizon Telescope.

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William T. Freeman
doctoral advisor
doctoral student: Katie Bouman
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Charles Addison Bouman
father
child: Katie Bouman
  • engineering professor at Purdue University
Mert R. Sabuncu
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  • researcher
Polina Golland
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Jason Dexter
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Kazunori Akiyama
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  • researcher, ORCID id # 0000-0002-9475-4254
Avery Broderick
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  • researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0002-3351-760X
Shiro Ikeda
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  • researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0002-2462-1448
Monika Mościbrodzka
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  • Polish astrophysicist
Shep Doeleman
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  • Astronomer
Vincent L. Fish
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Heino Falcke image of Heino Falcke
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  • German astronomer
Thomas P. Krichbaum
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  • researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0002-4892-9586
Olivier Gentaz
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Ronald Hesper
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  • researcher
Rebecca Azulay
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Dimitrios Psaltis
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Feryal Özel
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  • American astronomer
Luciano Rezzolla
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Huib Jan van Langevelde
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Rusen Lu
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  • researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0002-7692-7967
Mariafelicia De Laurentis
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Tyler Trent
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Wilfred Boland
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Thomas Bronzwaer
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Anne-Kathrin Baczko
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Raquel Fraga-Encinas
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Ray Blundell
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Gregory Desvignes
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Jonathan Weintroub
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Aleksandar PopStefanija
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Sara Issaoun
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Mark Kettenis
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Mislav Baloković
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  • researcher ORCID ID = 0000-0003-0476-6647

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California Institute of Technology
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University of Michigan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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