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Eric Betzig

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Eric Betzig
Robert Eric Betzig[1]

(1960-01-13) January 13, 1960 (age 64)
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology
Cornell University
Known forPhotoactivated localization microscopy
Lattice light-sheet microscopy
Scientific career
FieldsApplied physics
InstitutionsHoward Hughes Medical Institute
University of California, Berkeley
ThesisNear-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (1988)
Doctoral advisorAaron Lewis, Michael Isaacson
InfluencesWilliam E. Moerner

Robert Eric Betzig (born January 13, 1960) is an American physicist. He works as a Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley.[2][3][4] He is also a Senior Fellow at the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.[5]

Betzig has worked to develop the field of fluorescence microscopy and photoactivated localization microscopy.

He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy"[6] along with Stefan Hell and fellow Cornell alumnus William E. Moerner.[7]

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  1. "Eighty-Ninth Annual Commencement – California Institute of Technology" (PDF). caltechcampuspubs.library.caltech.edu. California Institute of Technology. June 10, 1983. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  2. "Eric Betzig | UC Berkeley Physics". physics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  3. "Eric Betzig | Research UC Berkeley". vcresearch.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  4. "Eric Betzig". HHMI.org. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  5. "Eric Betzig, PhD". hhmi.org. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  6. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  7. "Eric Betzig Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry". HHMI News. hhmi.org. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-10-08.