Hans Blom

Hans Blom obtained his M.Sc. in engineering physics from the Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1998, during which he studied at the Norwegian Technical University, Trondheim, the University of Bonn, Germany, and Yokohama National University in Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, in 2003, followed by research at Olympus Optical Ltd in Japan. He has held postdocs with Professor Stefan W. Hell’s group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and in Professor Jerker Widengren’s group at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He is currently an Assistant Professor in that group. His main research interest is STED microscopy and its applications in the life sciences.

Hans Blom, Jerker Widengren Published May 10, 2010

Optics

Making simple modifications to laser-scanning microscopes—like those found in many laboratories—can beat the classical diffraction limit by a factor of 2.