Image    On October 8 it was announced that Rotarian Stefan Hell of the Rotary Club of Göttingen, Germany, was awarded the Nobel prize for Chemistry with two Americans, Eric Betzig and William Moerner. They were awarded the prize "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."

     Stefan Hell works at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany.
     He’s not the first Rotarian to win a Nobel award. Other Rotary members who were awarded a Nobel include Thomas Mann (Germany), Arthur Compton (USA), and former Prime Minister of Canada Lester Pearson.
The press release on the award is at: