Speaking 

Heino Falcke’s inquisitive and authentic personality make him an internationally sought-after speaker, not only in the science scene. In his lectures, he shows impressively what it means to go beyond mental limits, to believe in something bigger than we humans can imagine – and that it takes global teamwork to make bold dreams come true. Heino Falcke tells gripping and vivid stories about the great mysteries of space and takes his audience on an inspiring journey to the limits of space and time. He lectures in German, English, and Dutch.

01

Light in the dark. Black holes, the universe and us

Types of presentations: keynotes, keynote speeches, dinner speeches / fireside chats, panel participation, workshops

Languages: German, English and Dutch

Keywords: astrophysics, astronomy, faith, innovation, inspiration, technology, space, science, future

Black Hole
Heino Falcke

02

Making the invisible visible. The first image of a black hole

Types of presentations: keynotes, keynote speeches, dinner speeches / fireside chats, panel participation, workshops

Languages: German, English and Dutch

Keywords: astrophysics, astronomy, faith, innovation, inspiration, technology, space, science, future

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A journey to the end of space and time. From the great mysteries of space

    Types of presentations: keynotes, keynote speeches, dinner speeches / fireside chats, panel participation, workshops

    Languages: German, English and Dutch

    Keywords: astrophysics, astronomy, faith, innovation, inspiration, technology, space, science, future

    Heino Falcke

    “Falcke has communications skills rarely encountered among highly specialised scientists: he can explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity so that school kids understand it. When he talks about black holes, how they come into existence when a star collapses and joins the ranks of the weirdest places in the universe, when he explains their stupendous gravity and describes how they swallow everything, even light – then his enthusiasm has the same effect on his audience as a black hole attracting all attention. ‘That’s where physics goes bananas,’ he says, and you think, ‘Fascinating!’”
    (Jörg Römer, Der Spiegel)

    (Jörg Römer, Der Spiegel)

    LECTURES

    April 2019: European Press Conference, announcing the image of the black hole (over 3 million views, Heino Falcke ca. 6:30 – 11:30)

    “I never believed that this black hole was as big as people said until we saw… that: This is the nucleus of the galaxy M87 and this is the first ever image of a black hole.”

    Dec 2018: Science & Cocktails Talk “How to see black holes” (55 Min)

    “How do you see something that’s a perfect nothingness? … That’s what we try to do in our science.”

    Feb 2019: TEDxRWTH Aachen Talk “How to make the invisible visible” (15 Min)

    “Let’s imagine we’re standing during a dark, clear night on a tall mountain and look at the Milky Way. You immediately will realize that looking at the stars it’s not just about science, it’s also a spiritual adventure. You start asking questions. And that was what happened to me when I was a kid. I was thinking about the universe and this universe was full of questions, fascination and hope and led me to do science and also to think about myself and who we are as human beings. What is out there in this heaven? Is there a god? Is this universe infinite? And if it’s not, is there an end to this universe? And if there’s an end what’s behind that end? And if that has an end what’s the end thereafter?”

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