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Frits Zernike - Biography, Research in physical optics, Honors

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Physicist, born in Amsterdam. Professor of physics at Groningen University (1910–58), he developed the phase-contrast microscope (1938), which allows the study of internal cell structure without the use of stains that kill the cell. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1953.

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