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Stefan Walter Hell
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Stefan W. Hell
Born 23 December 1962 (1962-12-23) (age 57)
Citizenship German
Alma mater Heidelberg University
Known for STED microscopy
Awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2014)
Kavli Prize in Nanoscience (2014)
Otto Hahn Prize (2009)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize (2008)
Scientific career
Fields Physical chemistry
Institutions European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
German Cancer Research Center
Thesis 'Imaging of transparent microstructures in a confocal microscope' (1990)
Doctoral advisor Siegfried Hunklinger

Stefan Walter Hell (born 23 December 1962) is a German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy", together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner.

He was born into a Banat Swabian family in Arad, Romania, and grew up at his parents' home in nearby Sântana.

In 1981, he began his studies at the Heidelberg University. He received his doctorate in physics in 1990.



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