William E. Moerner

Harry S. Mosher Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

Physical chemist and chemical physicist with current work in the biophysics and imaging of single molecules. Credited with achieving the first optical detection and spectroscopy of a single molecule in condensed phases, a method which has allowed scientists to visualize precise molecular mechanisms inside living cells, opening new windows to how life can be studied. Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2014).

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