Dr. william moerner

Physics PhD, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry


W. E. (William Esco) Moerner, is the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor by courtesy of Applied Physics at Stanford University.  He received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy". His group of graduate students and postdocs continues to focus on laser spectroscopy and microscopy of single molecules and cells to probe biological processes, one molecule at a time and with nanometer-scale resolution.

why he marches

 I am very happy to support the March for Science as continued investments in basic and applied science are critically important for our health, our technological society and our planet. Science has a built-in method for testing validity, so science does not allow for “alternative facts”! So many of our society’s most useful discoveries and tools have arisen from scientific breakthroughs that would have been unimaginable and undetected were it not for basic science funding provided by U.S. taxpayers, and disbursed by government agencies like the NSF, NIH, and DOE.