Professors Lucy Shapiro and Richard N. Zare, along with graduate student Marissa Lee and postdoctoral scholar Saumya Saurabh reflect on the work of Professor W.E. Moerner, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Stanford's W. E. Moerner wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

W. E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor at Stanford, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry in October. He shared the prize with Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Stefan W. Hell of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany. The three were honored "for having bypassed a presumed scientific limitation stipulating that an optical microscope can never yield a resolution better than 0.2 micrometers."