Summary of “Katie Bouman and the Black Hole That Made Her Famous”

Memes and videos across Reddit, Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms called Bouman a fraud and “Debunked” her contributions to the discovery.
The reaction to Bouman seems specific to this particular cultural moment, in which divergent views of gender, media, and science, usually flowing in their own little streams, smash together to form a massive riptide.
Read: An extraordinary image of the black hole at a galaxy’s heart.
The reality of the person at the center-the Katie Bouman that exists outside these few pictures-can get lost.
In one, Bouman is a hero; in the other, she’s a villain.
Bouman, the post said, “Led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole.”
Bouman’s new fans wanted to rescue the young computer scientist from the pantheon of unsung women in science-including Rosalind Franklin and Vera Rubin and Henrietta Leavitt, to name just a few-whose contributions went unrecognized in their moment and were honored only many years later, sometimes long after their male colleagues had received awards for the same work.
In another viral tweet, the MIT account juxtaposed a picture of Bouman with stacks of the hard drives bearing the data that spotted the black hole with one of Margaret Hamilton, the MIT computer scientist who helped write the software for the Apollo program.

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