A doctoral graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is being lauded for her pivotal role on an international team of scientists who Wednesday revealed the first-ever image of a black hole. Katie Bouman, 29, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who has been working with the Event Horizon Telescope project since 2017. The project, a collaboration of about 200 scientists — astronomers, engineers, and mathematicians — from around the world linked data collected from a network of radio telescopes scattered across the globe to put together the image. Three years ago, when she was a graduate student at MIT studying electrical engineering and computer science, Bouman led the creation of special algorithms that allowed the results from the telescopes to be merged into one image. “A black hole is very, very far away and very compact,” Bouman told MIT News in 2016. “[Taking a picture of the black hole in the … [Read more...] about ‘It has been truly an honor’: MIT graduate Katie Bouman celebrates first-ever image of a black hole
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You Advertisement Supported by Economic View ByAustan Goolsbee March 15, 2019 President Trump’s new budget calls for less spending on Medicare and food stamps and more on defense and on a wall on the southern border. Democrats condemned the proposal, and the dispute raises the prospect of another government shutdown this year. That might seem to be a dicey proposition for the economy, but the administration doesn’t seem worried about a slowdown any time soon. The president has described the current moment as “the greatest economy in the history of our country,” and the official forecast is rosy: around 3 percent growth in gross domestic product every year for the next decade, and even more in 2019 and 2020. Yet some serious … [Read more...] about You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on You
BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It’s now easier than ever in France to act out “Star Wars” fantasies, because its fencing federation has borrowed from a galaxy far, far away and officially recognized lightsaber dueling as a competitive sport, granting the iconic weapon from George Lucas’ saga the same status as the foil, epee and sabre, the traditional blades used at the Olympics. Of course, the LED-lit, rigid polycarbonate lightsaber replicas can’t slice a Sith lord in half. But they look and, with the more expensive sabers equipped with a chip in their hilt that emits a throaty electric rumble, even sound remarkably like the silver screen blades that Yoda and other characters wield in the blockbuster movies. Plenty realistic, at least, for duelists to work up an impressive sweat slashing, feinting and stabbing in organized, 3-minute bouts. The physicality of lightsaber combat is part of why the French … [Read more...] about Lightsaber dueling awakens the Force in France. Also a Twin Cities thing, this is.
Steve Martin has five Grammys for comedy and bluegrass music. Maya Angelou won three spoken word Grammys. Martin Luther King Jr. and Carrie Fisher were awarded posthumous spoken word Grammys. When you think of music’s biggest night, you probably picture artists like Beyoncé and Paul McCartney, two of the top Grammy winners of all time. But it’s not just singers and musicians who are honored by the Recording Academy. From comedians to politicians, here are 14 people you forgot have Grammys. Lily Tomlin won a Grammy for best comedy recording. Actress and former stand-up comic Lily Tomlin has a Grammy for best comedy recording. Tomlin earned the award for her 1971 album “This Is A Recording,” which features her performance as telephone operator Ernestine, one of the most iconic characters she created. Steve Martin has five Grammys in multiple categories. Since 1978, actor and comedian Steve Martin has won a total of five Grammys. In addition to two … [Read more...] about 14 people you didn’t know had a Grammy
This is it. The big show. Sunday is the one day a year when people actively watch, talk about, and get excited for TV ads. Considering how they spend the other 364 days trying to avoid them at all costs, the Super Bowl is effectively Opposite Day for all of advertising. A big reason for that is the sheer amount of money these brands shell out to get a celebrity of any kind to be in their commercial. The celebrity Super Bowl ad is a curious art form, one that has us all sitting on the edge of our seats to find out how great or embarrassing it’ll be. For every Betty White taking tackles for Snickers, there’s got to be at least one Kevin Federline “rapping” for Nationwide. Who will be the 2019 celebrity ad winners and losers? Take a look at all the celebrity spots for Super Bowl LIII so far to find out for yourself: Amazon “Not Everything Makes the Cut” Celebrity count: 4, plus 2 spacemen (Harrison Ford, Forest Whitaker, Ilana Glazer, Abbi … [Read more...] about Here are the 30 celebrities that we know will appear in a Super Bowl LIII commercial