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Stefan Hell

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Stefan Walter Hell
Stefan W. Hell
Born 23 December 1962 (1962-12-23) (age 54)
Arad, Romania
Citizenship German
Fields Physical chemistry
Institutions European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
German Cancer Research Center
Alma mater Heidelberg University
Known for STED microscopy
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2014)
Kavli Prize in Nanoscience (2014)
Otto Hahn Prize (2009)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2008)

Stefan Walter Hell (born December 23, 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]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Homepage". Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  2. "" (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