Good News About Black Holes

For the moment, CNN’s headline is about grad student Katie Bouman who helped accomplish something extraordinary because she’s really brilliant. The world’s pretty messed up, but for its great to see smart people get famous for awesome things.

Thank this grad student for first black hole image

[Addendum: Dr. Bouman gave a TedX Talk a couple of years ago on how a computer scientist such as herself ended up working on a globe-spanning astrophysics project and how the her imaging algorithm would eventually help make the image possible.]