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Michel Orrit

Professor of Spectroscopy of molecules in condensed matter

Name
Prof.dr. M.A.G.J. Orrit
Telephone
+31 71 527 1720
E-mail
orrit@physics.leidenuniv.nl

In the mid ‘80s, Orrit discovered that it should be possible to optically detect a single molecule. In 1990 he became the first person to detect the fluorescence signal of 1 molecule. Michel Orrit: '1 genome can be exposed for less than 1000 euro's, thanks to single molecule techniques. This used to cost millions of dollars.'

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Professor of Spectroscopy of molecules in condensed matter

  • Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
  • Leids Instituut Onderzoek Natuurkunde
  • LION - Biological & Soft Matter

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Huygens Laboratory
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
Room number 806

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