In the final episode of Season 1, we met Prof. Stefan Hell - a Nobel prize winning physicist who in his own words was “forced into becoming an applied physicist.” (!) He is known for developing a technique of optical microscopy that broke the 125 year reign of Abbe’s limit and today allows us to look down at the molecular scale with just a simple microscope.

We talked to him about what kept him motivated, about his views on how present-day science works, and much more! If you’re a budding scientist or just someone looking for inspiration from a great man, do listen to what Prof. Hell has to say.

Listen to his lectures delivered at the prestigious Wolfgang Pauli Lecture Series at ETH Zurich here.

Prof. Stefan Hell is currently one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. You can follow his exciting work on his group’s webpage.

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