OSA Fellow and Nobel Laureate, Stefan Hell, to Deliver “Super-resolution post Nobel” presentation

25 January 2018

OSA Fellow and Nobel Laureate, Stefan Hell, to Deliver “Super-resolution post Nobel” presentation

SAN FRANCISCO — Stefan Hell, 2014 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and OSA Fellow, will deliver the keynote plenary presentation during the 2018 Photonics West BiOS Conference on Sunday, 28 January in San Francisco, California.

Hell along with W.E. Moerner and Eric Betzig, are credited with having conceived, validated and applied the first viable concept for breaking Ernst Abbe’s 125 year old diffraction-limited resolution barrier in a light-focusing microscope. The group was recognized for their discovery with the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The new microscopy technique has led to development of nanoscopy and far-field optical super resolution microscopy as a field of study and research. At the BiOS conference plenary, Hell will discuss current research and new concepts being spawned in the field of nanoscopy.

Hell is currently a director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg. He and has received several awards: most recently he shared the 2014 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, the 2015 Glenn T. Seaborg Medal and the 2016 Wilheim Exner Medal. In addition to being an OSA Fellow, Hell is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society and a Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters.

What: Photonics West BiOS Plenary Keynote by Stephan Hell
When: 28 January 2018
Where: The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, United States

Listen to Hell talk about getting his start in optics and photonics on the OSA “Celebrating All Members” video.
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