William E Moerner

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Birthday
24, 1953
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1953 (age 66)
Birthplace
California

About

American chemist who received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in fluorescence microscopy. He has served as a chemistry professor at Stanford University and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Before Fame

He was born on the Parks Air Force Base and earned his PhD in Physics from Cornell University in 1982.

Trivia

In addition to the Nobel Prize, he has received other distinguished honors like the Wolf Prize in Chemistry and the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy.

Family Life

He has a son named Daniel with his wife Sharon. His father and grandfather are also named William.

Associated With

He shared the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with his colleague Stefan Hell.