Stefan Hell

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Birthday
23, 1962
Birthplace
Romania
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1962 (age 56)
Birthplace
Romania

About

German physicist who received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for the advancement of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. He founded the Nanobiophotonics department at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and has served as a professor at the Heidelberg University Faculty of Physics and Astronomy.

Before Fame

He grew up in Santana, Romania before leaving for West Germany with his parents in 1978.

Trivia

He is also an inventor who created what came to be known as the 4Pi microscope.

Family Life

He married a woman named Anna, with whom he has children named Jonathan, Sebastian and Charlotte.

Associated With

Like American neurobiologist Roderick MacKinnon, he is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics.