Heino Falcke

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials H.D.E.
Main position Hoogleraar RU
Disciplines Astronomy, astrophysics
Chair Radioastronomie en astrodeeltjesfysica
Division Science Division
Section Physics and Astronomy Section
Membership Member
Since 2014
Employed by Radboud University Nijmegen
Department of Astrophysics, IMAPP
Postbus 9010
6500 GL Nijmegen
tel.  024 365 2020
h.falcke@astro.ru.nl
Research/publications

Heino Falcke, Radboud University Nijmegen, investigates the nature of black holes and the gas jets in their vicinity. His research combines astrophysics and particle physics. Using concrete observations, he confirmed his theory that high-energy cosmic radiation is detectable using the LOFAR radio telescope. He recently developed the theory that it must be possible to detect a ‘shadow’ of a black hole using radio frequencies, and plans to test it experimentally.