HFSP grant awardee Stefan Hell awarded the 2011 Körber European Science Prize

The award has been given to Stefan Hell for his pioneering work on optics. His invention of STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy has allowed visualisation of objects at resolutions greater than the limit defined by Ernst Abbe in 1873. Stefan Hell is a director at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, German and is collaborating in an HFSP Program Grant team with Valentin Nägerl in Bordeaux, France and Wen-Hong Li at the University of Texas, USA on a project entitled "Nanoscale photoactivation and imaging of synaptic physiology".

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