Katie Bouman’s “How to take a picture of a black hole” TEDTalk


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.

In light of yesterday’s announcement and wonderful photo of Bouman sitting with her MacBook Pro and watching the photo reconstruct live, this TED Talk from 2017 is really interesting.