Microscopic Discoveries

Microscopic Discoveries

Written on 04/28/2022

Albert Baez immigrated from Mexico to the US with his family when he was still a child. While in graduate school at Stanford University, Albert Baez was one of the co-inventors the X-ray microscope, a new technology in 1948 that allowed scientists and doctors to view living cells.

This invention was a critical step toward modern-day medicine and is still used widely today. It was also useful in the invention of the telescope.

He is also the father of renowned folk singers and activists, Joan Baez and Mimi Farina. 

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