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Stefan Hell is awarded Gothenburg Lise Meitner prize

19 September 2011

Stefan Hell, head of the Department of NanoBiophotonics at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, has been awarded the 2010-11 Gothenburg Lise Meitner Prize, the prize committee has announced.JPG

Hell was presented with the prize on 16 September, in recognition of "his groundbreaking development of light microscopy and its applications in biological settings."

Hell has served on numerous SPIE conference committees and authored nearly 60 journal articles and conference proceedings for SPIE.

He is on the committee for the conference on Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences at SPIE Photonics West in January, and author of a paper to be presented there on "Nanoscopy with focused light."

The Lise Meitner Prize committee consists of representatives from FYSICUM -- the departments of Applied Physics, Fundamental Physics, and Physics at Gothenburg University. The prize is supported by the Swedish Royal Academy through its Nobel Committee for Physics.

Read the FYSICUM press release.

Read the Nanowerk press release.

View an April 2011 SPIE Newsroom video interview with Hell on "Nanometer-scale microscopy in biophotonics."