It was global news: in April 2019, the first ever photograph of a black hole
was presented during a press conference in Brussels. Heino Falcke, professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy at the Radboud University, played a crucial part in capturing the photo. In doing so, a 20-year old dream was finally realised. “It just goes to show: a small idea can create quite a stir.