2014 Nobel Laureate; Janelia Group Leader;
UC Berkeley Professor
Keynote Speech: Working Where Others Are Not
Eric Betzig (born in 13 January 1960) is an American physicist based at the Janelia Farm Research Campus. He is noted for developing the field of fluorescence microscopy and photo-activated localization microscopy. He is also the professor specializing in biophysics at UC Berkeley. In 2014, Betzig wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014.
In 1989, Betzig was hired by AT&T Bell Laboratories in the semiconductor Physics Research Department.
In 1992, Betzig was awarded the William L. McMillan Award.
In 1993, he became the first person to image individual fluorescent molecules after inspired by Moerner’s research.
In 1996, he served as Vice President of R&D in Ann Arbor Machine Company.
In 2002, Betzig founded a firm known as New Millennium Research.
In 2005, he joined as a group leader at Janelia Farm Research Campus, developing new optical imaging technologies for biology.
In 2014, Betzig was awarded jointly the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stefan Hell and William E. Moerner.
For 2004-06, he was elected president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)