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Robert Eric Betzig

January 13, 1960 (1960-01-13) (age 61)
Alma mater California Institute of Technology
Cornell University
Known for Nanoscopy, fluorescence microscopy
Scientific career
Fields Applied physics
Institutions Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (1988)
Doctoral advisor Aaron Lewis, Michael Isaacson
Influences William E. Moerner

Robert Eric Betzig (born January 13, 1960) is an American physicist. He works as a Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

Betzig has worked to develop the field of fluorescence microscopy and photoactivated localization microscopy.

He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy" along with Stefan Hell and fellow Cornell alumnus William E. Moerner.

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