Stefan Hell

Profession: German Physicist

Information about Stefan Hell

The title of the thesis was 'Imaging of transparent microstructures in a confocal microscope'.  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.  Does Stefan Hell drink alcohol?: Not Known  Stefan Hell is a German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen, Germany.  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.  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).  Does Stefan Hell smoke?: Not Known  He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy", together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner. 

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