The Heidelberger Scientist Stefan Hell gets as one of three scientists this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
Stefan Hell works for the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. He heads the department since 2003, “Optical nanoscopy”. He is also the Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. Hell was graduated in the 80s in Ludwigshafen from high school and then studied physics in Heidelberg and habilitated there. He shares the Nobel Prize with the two U.S. researchers Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner.