Awards & Winners

Frits Zernike

Date of Birth 16-July-1888
Place of Birth Amsterdam
(Netherlands, North Holland, European Netherlands)
Nationality Netherlands
Profession Physicist, Scientist
Frits Zernike was a Dutch physicist and winner of the Nobel prize for physics in 1953 for his invention of the phase contrast microscope, an instrument that permits the study of internal cell structure without the need to stain and thus kill the cells.

Awards by Frits Zernike

Check all the awards nominated and won by Frits Zernike.


Nobel Prize in Physics
(for his demonstration of the phase contrast method, especially for his invention of the phase contrast microscope.)


Rumford Medal
(In recognition of his outstanding work in the development of phase contrast microscopy.)