Stanford chemistry professor W.E. Moerner, PhD, has been named a co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. An announcement was made earlier this morning by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which said the award was for "having bypassed a presumed scientific limitation stipulating that an optical microscope can never yield a resolution better than 0.2 micrometers."
This is the third year in a row that a Stanford faculty member has received the chemistry award: Michael Levitt, PhD, and Brian Kobilka, MD, both from the medical school, won the prize in 2013 and 2012, respectively.
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Congratulations, Professor Moerner!
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