Donna Strickland From Canada Becomes 3rd Female Nobel Prize Winner For Physics


Donna Strickland From Canada Becomes 3rd Female Nobel Prize Winner For Physics

By Mosope Olumide

Professor Donna Strickland, from Canada, has won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics, making her the first woman to win the prize in 55 years.

Strickland, from Canada, is the third woman in history to win the award, joining Marie Curie, who won in 1903, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, the last woman awarded the prize in 1963.

Dr Strickland shares this year’s prize with Arthur Ashkin, from the US, and Gerard Mourou, from France.

“We need to celebrate women physicists because we’re out there, and hopefully in time it’ll start to move forward at a faster rate, I’m honoured to be one of those women.”

Strickland said reacting to her award said in a phone call to the press conference.

The announcement comes just a day after Italian scientist Professor Alessandro Strumia was suspended by Cern for saying that “physics was invented and built by men” in a talk.

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