Eric Betzig

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Robert Eric Betzig (born January 13, 1960) is an American physicist who works as a professor of physics and professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a senior fellow at the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.Betzig has worked to develop the field of fluorescence microscopy and photoactivated localization microscopy. He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy" along with Stefan Hell and fellow Cornell alumnus William E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Betzig has received more than 215,910 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Eric Betzig is the 421st most popular chemist (up from 481st in 2019), the 4,695th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,772nd in 2019) and the 78th most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, Eric Betzig ranks 421 out of 509Before him are Joseph Bienaimé Caventou, Gregory Winter, Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, Koichi Tanaka, Norman Lockyer, and Kathleen Lonsdale. After him are Agnes Pockels, Anders Jahan Retzius, Donella Meadows, Nils Gabriel Sefström, Nikolay Zinin, and Isabella Karle.

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Among people born in 1960, Eric Betzig ranks 147Before him are Isabel Coixet, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Richard Linklater, Elizabeth Perkins, Craig Mello, and Mart Laar. After him are Stephen Daldry, Franz Welser-Möst, Mohamed Bazoum, Bako Sahakyan, Atom Egoyan, and Doug Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eric Betzig ranks 4,695 out of 18,182Before him are James Denton (1963), Harry Morgan (1915), Ralph Ellison (1914), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909), Danai Gurira (1978), and Martin Hellman (1945). After him are Ray Walston (1914), George Andrew Reisner (1867), Val Valentino (1956), Larry Coryell (1943), Jonathan Littell (1967), and Janet Jagan (1920).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Eric Betzig ranks 78Before him are George Washington Carver (1864), Jennifer Doudna (1964), Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1847), John Tukey (1915), Edward Calvin Kendall (1972), and Roderick MacKinnon (1956). After him are Donella Meadows (1941), Isabella Karle (1921), Maclyn McCarty (1911), Caleb Bradham (1867), James B. Conant (1893), and Michael Behe (1952).