Nobel Laureate W.E. Moerner Presents “The Story of Single Molecules”
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – Science Education and Research Center (SERC), Room 110B
Provost Dai invites you to a lecture with William Esco (W.E.) Moerner, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Moerner was awarded the prize for developing microscopy techniques that revolutionized the face of biomedical science.
Moerner will discuss his groundbreaking work on imaging single molecules and the remarkable impact it has had on modern research and medicine. By using super-resolution microscopy, he and his team are able to view deep into living cells at the molecular level, previously not possible. From characterizing nanoscale structure to following single biomolecules in living cells, this work unravels the complexity of biological systems by allowing us to see the cellular world one molecule at a time.
An American physical chemist, Moerner is the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Applied Physics at Stanford University. He earned bachelor degrees in physics, electrical engineering and mathematics from Washington University in 1975. At Cornell University, Moerner was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and earned an MS and PhD in physics in 1978 and 1982, respectively.