Dutch scientist whose stage comparison microscope invention earned the 1953 Nobel prize for physics. He also proved helpful as a teacher at Groningen School. He examined chemistry, mathematics, and physics on the School of Amsterdam. His group polynomial research significantly inspired the field of optics. He was the kid of two mathematics instructors: Carl Frederick August Zernike and Antje Dieperink. He and Niels Bohr had been both recipients from the Nobel award for physics.