November 12, 2018

Donna Strickland – third woman Nobel in physics


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.