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"Today, nanoscopy is used worldwide and new knowledge of the greatest benefit to mankind is produced on a daily basis." Working separately, the trio overcame a presumed limit on optical enlargement, theorised in 1873 by microscopist Ernst Abbe. He said the laws of physics meant the resolution of an image would never be better than around 200 nanometres (200 billionths of a metre), which is half the wavelength of light.
Otto Schott, Ernst Abbe and Carl Zeiss founded Schott AG as part of an optical group in 1884.
Carl Zeiss Jena produced its first oil immersion objective in 1880, designed by Ernst Abbe, who was the founder of the optical theory of microscope lenses.
This second volume of the Handbook, dedicated the 100th anniversary of the death of optical image formation pioneer Ernst Abbe, concentrates on the physical effects involved in image formation, limiting the discussion to the effective light source model.
He has written numerous articles and six books on microscopy and has received several awards, including the 2002 New York Microscopical Society Ernst Abbe Memorial Award, both for his contributions to the field and for his stunning photomicrographs.
Ernst Abbe, a resourceful physicist and inventor working as research director at Carl Zeiss optical works, built what became the precursor to the modern refractometer.