The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: a large-scale prize for achievements on the nanoscale

Neuron. 2014 Dec 17;84(6):1116-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.12.002.


The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell, and William E. Moerner "for the development of superresolved fluorescence microscopy" can be seen as a combined prize for single-molecule detection and superresolution imaging. Neurons, arguably the most morphologically complex cell type, are the subject of choice for this application, now generically called "nanoscopy."

MeSH terms

  • Chemistry*
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence / methods*
  • Nanotechnology*
  • Nobel Prize*