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Stefan Hell

director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany

Stefan Walter Hell (born 23 December 1962) is a German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany.[1] He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy", together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner.[2]

Stefan Walter Hell
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Stefan W. Hell
Born (1962-12-23) 23 December 1962 (age 56)
CitizenshipGerman
Alma materHeidelberg University
Known forSTED microscopy
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2014)
Kavli Prize in Nanoscience (2014)
Otto Hahn Prize (2009)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2008)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysical chemistry
InstitutionsEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
German Cancer Research Center
Thesis'Imaging of transparent microstructures in a confocal microscope' (1990)
Doctoral advisorSiegfried Hunklinger

He was born into a Banat Swabian family in Arad, Romania, and grew up at his parents' home in nearby Sântana.[3][4]

In 1981, he began his studies at the Heidelberg University. He received his doctorate in physics in 1990.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Homepage". www.mpibpc.mpg.de. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. "Nobelprize.org" (PDF). Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. (Romanian) Răzvan Băltăreţu, "Un cercetător născut în judeţul Arad este printre câştigătorii premiului Nobel pentru chimie", Adevărul, October 8, 2014
  4. Andreea Ofiţeru, "Stefan W. Hell, pentru Gândul: 'Am avut profesori extraordinari în România'", Gândul, October 9, 2014