April 10 was the day when a monument to hard work by 200 scientists presented a groundbreaking result about a black hole. It was the first time to show a black hole as a photograph by reconstructing 5 petabytes data based on a specialized algorithm. The algorithm has been developed for three years.
I need to confess here. I did not know that it was never taken a photo of a black hole. When I was a little kid, I saw the image of a black hole. I did not doubt if it was real or not.
My dad told me there were many things to be not discovered yet in the real world even if most of the things seem to be discovered by human beings. I did not understand the meaning of his saying. When I entered university or even now, I do not have a clear and holistic view of unsolved problems. Or I should state it will not be given by someone, rather we need to find a problem myself by asking questions "Is this real? Is that all? Any possibility the current theory would be wrong?"
Meeting with a great unsolved problem could be similar to meeting with great people or books that would bring invaluable impact on you. To increase the probability, you need to be prepared to meet with "right" one when you have an opportunity.