«In addition to talent migrants have the urge to do something with their lives, they have migrated for this reason, they want to seize the opportunity, they want to improve their lives». Stefan Hell, who was warded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014, tells his story starting from when he moved from communist-Romania to Germany. His path to success is made of studying and teaching in the most prestigious institutions and it ends with being awarded Nobel Prize.
Stefan Hell is the inventor of the STED microscope. He received his Physics qualification at the University of Heidelberg in 1996 and from 1997 to 2002 he was project leader at the Institute for Biophysical Chemistry of the Max Planck Institute. Today Stefan Hell is Director of the Department of nanobiophotonics of the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute and Professor of Physics at the University of Heidelberg. In 2014 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.