ZEISS and the Nobel Prizes - a 176-year success story
Physically Engineering

ZEISS and the Nobel Prizes - a 176-year success story

A total of 22 Nobel Prizes have been awarded with the help of ZEISS technology since 1905. We introduce the scientists and the optics that helped them to achieve their greatest successes.
Start 17:00 o'clock
End 00:00 o'clock

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ZEISS Digital Innovation
ZEISS Digital Innovation
Fritz-Foerster-Platz 2
01069 Dresden (Dresdner Süden)


More than 20 research teams have won Nobel Prizes with Zeiss equipment. The first in the list of "Zeiss Nobel Prize winners" was Robert Koch. He received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1905. He used ZEISS microscopes to discover the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and cholera in the 1880s. In 2014, the trio of researchers John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser received the Nobel Prize. To discover the so-called "grid cells" of the nervous system, the scientists used various light and stereo microscopes from ZEISS. Get a brief insight into the work on site and the role of ZEISS in it.

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Lecture Presentation Exhibition Movie

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English speaking / suitable for international guests


Nürnberger Platz

  • N8 (tram)
  • 61 (bus)
  • 3 (tram)
  • 8 (tram)