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.
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"Single molecules, cells, and super-resolution optics (Presentation Video)", Proc. SPIE 9329, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XV, 93293L (27 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2197201; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2197201