Analysis

Did You Know…

…that You Can Win the Nobel Prize with ZEISS?


What is arguably the world’s most famous award has now been in existence for 107 years. This coveted honor has been bestowed 749 times during that time. The lion’s share of Alfred Nobel’s estate was placed in a foundation that was given the task of highlighting extraordinary achievements in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature, and peace efforts. The German physician Robert Koch was one of the first recipients of this award, receiving the Nobel Prize in 1905 for his accomplishments.

At the beginning of the 20th century, microscopes from ZEISS provided him with ideal technological conditions for what were then revolutionary investigations. Now, more than 100 years later, scientists still rely on the cutting-edge products of ZEISS. American cell biologist Roger Tsien is also a user of microscopes made by the German company. He won a Nobel Prize last year.

And other researchers value ZEISS as well: More than 20 Nobel Prize winners have relied on ZEISS microscopes when doing their research. While we know that Alfred Nobel and ZEISS unfortunately never met in the 19th century, if they had, they would surely have pondered the impending glorious future of microscopy.

12 January 2009