Heino Falcke, Professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy at Radboud
University Nijmegen, received a Spinoza prize on Monday 6 June. The Spinoza
Prize, which is awarded by the Netherlands
Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), is the highest Dutch scientific
award. Prof. Falcke has been given the award, worth €2.5 million, for his
scientific research on black holes and cosmic particles.