Audio / Video

The Physics and Engineering of Advanced Microscopes for Biological Discovery

  • 01:17:22

Description

Over the course of my career, I’ve been involved in the development of several novel microscope technologies: near-field optics, single molecule localization, lattice light sheet, structured illumination, and adaptive optics. In each case, the process has involved determining the customer’s (i.e., biologists) needs, rummaging through a physicist’s bag of tricks to see what might help solve their problem, and putting in the blood, sweat, and tears needed to engineer a practical solution when the reality turns out to be much messier than the original physical picture. I will describe this process, and some pitfalls to avoid, with the hope of illustrating a few general principles for the pursuit of impactful applied science.

Details

Title

The Physics and Engineering of Advanced Microscopes for Biological Discovery

Creator

University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics

Published

Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, February 29, 2016

Full Collection Name

Physics Colloquia

Type

Video

Format

Lecture.

Extent

1 streaming video file

Other Physical Details

digital, sd., col.

Archive

Physics Library

Note

Recorded at a colloquium held on February 29, 2016, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2016

Speakers: Betzig, Eric.

Collection

Physics Colloquia

Tracks

colloquia/2-29-16Betzig.mp4 01:17:22

Linked Resources

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