Stefan Hell

Profession: German Physicist


Information about Stefan Hell

Does Stefan Hell drink alcohol?: Not Known  Hell began his studies at the Heidelberg University in 1981, where he received his doctorate in physics in 1990. His thesis advisor was the solid-state physicist Siegfried Hunklinger.  Resolution is the possibility to separate two similar objects in close proximity and is therefore the most important property of a microscope.  Hell was also for 6 months a visiting scientist at the University of Oxford (England).  The title of the thesis was 'Imaging of transparent microstructures in a confocal microscope'.  He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy", together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner.  Does Stefan Hell smoke?: Not Known  He was an independent inventor for a short period thereafter working on improving depth (axial) resolution in confocal microscopy, which became later known as the 4Pi microscope.  Stefan Hell is a German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen, Germany. 


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