Videos on STED Microscopy and its Inventor Stefan Hell

Here we present an collection of videos telling the story of the invention of nanometer-scale microscopy by Stefan Hell and explaining the basic principle of STED microscopy.


Stefan Hell and the story on STED (2011 Körber European Science Prize)

YouTube video by benkaisertv, July 7, 2011

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Stefan Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen has recieved the 2011 Körber European Science Prize endowed with 750,000 euros for his pioneering discoveries in the field of optics. Every year, the Körber Prize is awarded to an outstanding scientist working in Europe on particularly promising projects. The prizewinner was selected by an international trustee committee chaired by Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society.

Nanoscopy with Focused Light - Stefan Hell presentation from SPIE Photonics West 2011

YouTube video by SPIETV, March 3, 2011

For a long while, to apply microscopy with focused light meant that details smaller than half the wavelength of light (200 nm) could not be resolved. Today it is know that using conventional optics it is possible to image at least fluorescent samples with a level of detail far below the diffraction limit. Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy and newer far-field optical approaches can provide resolutions better than 20 nm, and in principle are able to resolve molecular detail. Thus far- field optical nanoscopy ushers in non-invasive access to the nanoscale of the living cell.

Stefan Hell on nanometer-scale microscopy in biophotonics

YouTube by SPIETV, April 12, 2011

Using stimulated emission depletion microscopy and other techniques, Stefan Hell explores new ways to examine living cells noninvasively. Hell's other accolades include the "Deutscher Zukunftspreis" (German Future Prize) for innovation and technology awarded by the German President (2006), the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize from the German Research Foundation (2008) and the Otto Hahn Award for physics (2009). He was interviewed for SPIE Newsroom at SPIE Photonics West in January 2011, where he presented a plenary talk.

Better Resolution for Microscopes Discovered (Hansen Familiy Award)

YouTube video by BayerTVinternational, April 5, 2011

The physicist Stefan Hell's discoveries were a revolution in the field of microscopy. In this portrait of the scientist, you will find out about his achievements which led to a new class of light microscope that can probe far deeper into the molecular scale of life. Stefan Hell becomes the 7th recipients of the Hansen Family Award.

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