Prof. Dr. h. c. Stefan Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen is the recipient of the 2011 Körber European Science Prize for his pioneering discoveries in the field of optics. Every year, the Körber Prize is awarded to an outstanding scientist working in Europe on particularly promising projects.
Hell is the author of more than 50 SPIE presentations, most recently speaking at the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics on "Optical switching and time-sequential coherent detection of markers through opposing lenses enables multicolor 3D-nanoscopy with 10-nm resolution of large intracellular volumes." He has served on numerous SPIE conference program committees, taught courses on multiphoton excitation fluorescence microscopy, and published articles in the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
View his April 2011 SPIE Newsroom video interview.
Read the Max Planck Institute press release about the award.