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  • Gerd Karl Binnig, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1986
    Gerd Binnig (born 20 July 1947) is a German physicist, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986 for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope. He was born in Frankfurt am Main and played i...
  • Heinrich Rohrer, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1986 (1933 - 2013)
    Heinrich Rohrer (6 June 1933 – 16 May 2013) was a Swiss physicist who shared half of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics with Gerd Binnig for the design of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM). The othe...
  • Manfred Baron von Ardenne (1907 - 1997)
    Manfred von Ardenne (20 January 1907 – 26 May 1997) was a German research and applied physicist and inventor. He took out approximately 600 patents in fields including electron microscopy, medical tech...
  • August Köhler (1866 - 1948)
  • Frederik 'Frits' Zernike, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1953 (1888 - 1966)
    1938-1939 : Rector Magnificus Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 1953 : NOBEL-prijs voor PHYSICA voor zijn uitvinding van de Fase-contrast microscoop, Met dit instrument kan de interne cel-structuur worden ...

People (scientists, technicians, craftsmen, entrepreneurs, manufacturers...) involved in the development of microscopy. The project does not only include light microscopy. It should also include people who have been involved in the development of techniques that are important in microscopy but do not affect the microscopes themselves, such as staining methods for specimens.