Black Hole: It Takes Big Data to See The Big Picture

11 April 2019

The first-ever image of a black hole was revealed to the world by an international team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project in a culmination of years of work, astronomy and computer science feats. How much data must you compute to get an image of something that’s 55 million light-years away, has a mass 6.5 billion times that of our own sun, from a network of 8 telescopes that combine to make a dish the size of the Earth?

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Ada Lovelace Day

10 October 2017

Ada Lovelace was a 19th century amateur mathematician who is held up as a symbol for women in science. Her tale is a fascinating one and earned her not only acclaim as the ‘first computer programmer’ but a day honouring her and celebrating women in tech.

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