Twelve intrepid science journalists spent 10 days this spring delving into biological or environmental research at the MBL, under the guidance of scientists. The journalists were 2016 recipients of fellowships from the MBL Logan Science Journalism Program, now entering its 31st year. In the spirit of the MBL’s “learning by discovery” model, the journalists learned
By Jim McIlvain
A group of MBL researchers gathered recently to celebrate the birthday of Ernst Abbe (1840 – 1905), the physicist credited with discovering the resolution limit of the light microscope. Abbe published the formula (known as Abbe’s diffraction limit, and inscribed here on the birthday cake) in 1873, while he was research director at Zeiss Optical Works in Jena, Germany.