Amateur radio ham receives Nobel Prize

Radio amateur Professor William E. Moerner WN6I has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

William Moerner, WN6I, of Los Altos, a chemistry professor at Stanford University, will share the prestigious award equally with two other researchers β€” Eric Betzig and Stefan Hell β€” for their work in high-resolution microscopy / nanoscopy.

For many years scientists had believed that an optical microscope could never yield better than 0.2 micrometer resolution. The three scientists over came that limitation through what the Nobel panel called β€œthe development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.”

Read the Stanford News article - http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/october/moerner-nobel-prize-100814.html