This lecture was presented at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) on April 24, 2018, as part of the Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science. (Note: Due to an equipment error, the first few seconds of this video are missing. Our apologies for the inconvenience.)
Several decades ago, advances in computers, lasers, and detectors set off a revolution in biological microscopy that continues to this day. The result is an embarrassment of riches, where the quantity and complexity of the data we acquire far outstrips our ability to extract quantitative information from, or better yet, novel biological insights from, any more than a small fraction of it. Dr. Betzig will describe the development and application of several microscope technologies, and the challenges and opportunities posed by the data they produce.