November 12, 2018
Lasering at a millionth of a billionth of a second
Donna Strickland last month won a Nobel prize in physics for lasers, which do micro surgery and micro manufacturing.
A short light beam means a precise operation.
Strickland’s lasers shoot pulses of light as short as a millionth of a billionth of a second.
This is what Nobel says about her work.
A professor at Waterloo University, Strickland is the third woman to win a Nobel in physics.
Maria Goeppert Mayer won in 1963, 60 years after Marie Curie.
The Nobel Prize in physics was first awarded in 1901.