The Nobel Prize in Physics 1986
Ernst Ruska, Gerd Binnig, Heinrich Rohrer
Born: 25 December 1906, Heidelberg, Germany
Died: 27 May 1988, West Berlin, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany
Prize motivation: "for his fundamental work in electron optics, and for the design of the first electron microscope"
Field: electron optics, instrumentation