|Main position||Hoogleraar RU|
|Chair||Radioastronomie en astrodeeltjesfysica|
|Domain||Natural Sciences and Engineering|
Radboud University Nijmegen
Department of Astrophysics, IMAPP
6500 GL Nijmegen
tel. 024 365 2020
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.