Professor W.E. Moerner woke up to news
he'd won the Nobel
Prize in Chemistry. Moerner, who's in Brazil to attend a conference, was honored for his
work extending the limits of the light microscope and making it possible to study molecular
processes in real time. He shares the recognition with Eric Betzig, of the Howard Hughes
Medical Institute in Virginia, and Stefan W. Hell, of the Max Planck Institute for
Biophysical Chemistry in Germany. These videos capture his reactions, as well as the
reactions of his colleagues.