2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "nanoscopy"
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Eric Betzig (Janelia Farm Research Campus, USA), Stefan W. Hell (MPI Biophysical Chemistry & DKFZ, GE) and William E. Moerner (Stanford University, USA) “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.
2 separate principles rewarded
- STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy (Stefan Hell)
- Single-molecule microscopy (Eric Betzig & William Moerner)
These fluorescent-based methods allow microscopy to enter into the “nanoworld” (nanoscopy instead of microscopy) and to give Life scientists hyper-resolutive images.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 – Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, William Moerner. Nobelprize.org