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Nanoscopy: a story of dinosaurs and particles

When Erwin Schrödinger received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933, he said “it is fair to state that we are not going to experiment with single particles any more than we will raise dinosaurs in the zoo”. Last year, Stefan W. Hell recalled this remark when he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of nanoscopy, an award he shared with scientists Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner.