Gieljan de Vries

Gieljan de Vries

science writer

Interview articles with Heino Falcke

Radboud University, 2020

Photographing the invisible

When the Nijmegen astronomer Heino Falcke prepares to publish his first book, I get asked to write three interviews about the work of Falcke and his team on the world-famous photo of a black hole by Event Horizon Telescope.

The three interviews lead me on a trip through the history of a crazily ambitious idea: to sync radio telescopes all over the world and produce the first photo of something that eats light.