It was a front-page sensation around the world: on April 10, 2019, an image showing the shadow of a black hole was shown for the first time. This made one of the universe’s most mysterious objects visible. The image was the product of a ten-year project in which 300 researchers worked together. Development leadership Event horizon telescopeThe one who, after the black hole in the center of the galaxy M87, also recorded Sagittarius A* in the center of the Milky Way, was the German astronomer Heino Falke. For his research he received an award Balzan Prize In the amount of 750,000 Swiss francs (currently about 790,000 euros).