Dr. Katie Bouman quickly became the black hole hero for her role as part of a team that developed an algorithm for imaging black holes – and a photo of her smiling face, which was broadcast around the world. Her reception by the public as both as a hero and a fraud illustrates that the relationship with women in STEM is still a tricky one. The good news? She and her fellow female scientists have just provided a whole new slew of female STEM role models for the next generation to admire.
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