Stefan Hell at the Ceremony of the Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation 2022. Photo: LHuebner

Ceremony for Awarding the “Werner von Siemens Ring” to Stefan Hell

On December 13, MBExC member Stefan Hell was ceremoniously handed over the “Werner-von-Siemens-Ring” 2022 by the “Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation”. He was awarded the individually craftet ring for his invention of super-resolution microscopy, which allows living cells to be observed at the molecular level. BioNTech scientists Uğur Şahin, Özlem Türeci, Christoph Huber and Katalin Karikó were equally endowed with a “Ring”.

Every two to three years since 1916, the Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation honoures people who have made a decisive contribution to the history of technology.

Link to the page of the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring Foundation (in German)

Link to the press release of the Max Planck Institute of Multidisciplinary Sciences (in German)