The First Image of a Black Hole

A Black Hole from Interstellar Movie
A Black Hole from Interstellar movie. Source:

Everybody is shocked by the news of the first image of a black hole recently. The image above is not the original Black Hole by the way. That is from Interstellar movie. A great science fiction movie that you must watch.

You should look for the news of it if you haven't heard it. Here is our first image of a black hole.

Black Hole
Black Hole. Source:

The image of this will help us a better understand of how a black hole works, and the images of the event horizon, a theoretical boundary around a black hole beyond which no light or other radiation can escape, are also important to test the theory of general relativity, the geometric theory of gravitation by Albert Einstein.

Katie Bouman
Watching in disbelief as the first image I ever made of a black hole was in the process of being reconstructed. Source: Facebook

Katie Bouman, the woman behind this great work. She is a computer scientist that helped to generate the image by developed an algorithm to capture the image.

She explained about how to capture the image on the video above. She also needs some data, so much data, to make her algorithm works.

Katie Bouman
Katie Bouman with the data. Source: Twitter

Rumor said the data of images from Event Horizon Telescope is about 5 Petabytes. That is so much data.

In Deep Learning, to produce a good result, we need big data. The data is processed by an algorithm to produce the desired results.

That is not easy. We need to find the perfect equation of math again and again, and it takes time. That is about Mathematics / Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Deep Learning / Computer Vision. That is what I study for now.