Stefan W. Hell

Stefan W. Hell

Born on December 23, 1962 in Arad, Romania. Study of physics and doctorate University of Heidelberg (1990), postdoc EMBL Heidelberg (1991-1993), Senior Researcher University of Turku, Finland (1993-1996) and Visiting Scientist University of Oxford, UK (1994), German Habilitation in physics (University of Heidelberg, 1996), head of an independent research group (1997-2002) at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (since 2002), Head of the "Optical Nanoscopy" division of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg (since 2003), Adj. Professor of Physics University of Heidelberg (2003), Honorary Professor of Experimental Physics University of Göttingen (2004).

Scientific Awards, Honors and Memberships

ICO Prize of the International Commission for Optics (2000)
Helmholtz Prize for metrology (2001)
Carl Zeiss Research Award of the Ernst Abbe Fonds (2002)
Berthold Leibinger Innovation Award (2002 )
Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize (2002)
Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Award of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2004)
Innovation Award of the German President (2006)
Cozzarelli Prize of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA (2007)
Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics (2007)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (2008)
Lower Saxony State Award (2008)
Otto Hahn Prize for Physics (2009)
Doctor honoris causa med, University of Turku, Finland (2009)
Ernst Hellmut Vits Prize (2010)
Familie Hansen Prize (2011)
Körber European Science Prize (2011)
Gothenburg Lise Meitner Prize (2011)
Meyenburg Prize for Cancer Research (2011)
Science Prize of the Fritz Behrens Foundation (2012)
Doctor honoris cause, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania (2011)
Paul Karrer Medal (2013)
Carus Medal of the Leopoldina Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften (2013)
Kavli Prize in Nanoscience (2014)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2014)




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