Black Holes and Python

The first picture of a black hole is probably one of the most exciting developments in the world of science. The blurry ring of fiery orange might not seem difficult to produce. In fact, it involved years of effort by an international team of scientists, including computer scientists.
Reading the account, I am excited about the role Python played in this endeavour. This is interesting because when we talk about a scientific discovery we usually talk about the people – the scientists who made leaps of intuitions and found correlations that no one else had.

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