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“ 29-year-old computer scientist”

She’s not an astronomer?




She is definitely not an astronomer. A lot of highly specialized and talented people who aren't astronomers or physicists are are critical to the success of big science projects.


Best to see her bio [1]:

I am a postdoctoral fellow with the Event Horizon Telescope and will be an Assistant Professor in the CMS department at Caltech beginning in 2019.

[1] https://people.csail.mit.edu/klbouman/


Astronomy is about computers to the same extent that computer science is about telescopes, as I think Dijkstra said.


Maybe not on paper, but she is definitely an astronomer.




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