Ernst H.K. Stelzer (Goethe-Universität)

#17 — There’s no question that Ernst H. K. Stelzer is a key figure in the world of high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, but did you know that his love of physics stemmed from a desire to build a time machine?

In this down-to-earth chat with the pioneer of confocal 4Pi fluorescence microscopy, we’ll discuss why scientists need to be able to take risks in their research, how Ernst also worries about pursuing the right research, and how problems should be seen as opportunities.

We’ll also learn more about Ernst’s inspirations, his bond with his grandfather, playing Age of Empires with his grandchildren, and his history of losing luggage while travelling.

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Ernst H.K. Stelzer (Goethe-Universität)