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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Eric Betzig plenary presentation: Single molecules, cells, and super-resolution optics

Presented at SPIE Photonics West 2015

5 March 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201503.11

Eric Betzig, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA)In this plenary presentation, Eric Betzig talks about his scientific journey that led to the Nobel Prize. He made waves early in his career by helping to develop a technique known as near-field microscopy, which brought into focus structures that scientists had long considered too small to see with a light microscope.

Eric Betzig is a group leader at Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Ashburn, VA. He recieved a BS in physics from California Institute of Technology and a PhD in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University.

Betzig received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with William Moerner and Stefan Hell, for their development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.