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Donna Strickland

Data de nascimento: 29. Maio 1959

Donna Theo Strickland, is a Canadian optical physicist and pioneer in the field of pulsed lasers. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018, together with Gérard Mourou, for the invention of chirped pulse amplification. She is a professor at the University of Waterloo.She served as fellow, vice president, and president of The Optical Society, and is currently chair of their Presidential Advisory Committee. In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.

Citações Donna Strickland

„I never applied.“

—  Donna Strickland

When asked in interview with the BBC why she had won a Nobel Prize, but was not yet a full professor, in [Leaf, Clifton, She Just Won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Why Is She Still a Junior Professor?, http://fortune.com/2018/10/02/donna-strickland-nobel-prize-professor/, 5 October 2018, Fortune]

„Is that all, really? I thought there might have been more. We need to celebrate women physicists, because we’re out there. Hopefully, in time, it will start to move forward at a faster rate. I’m honoured to be one of those women.“

—  Donna Strickland

In a press conference, commenting on her becoming only the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics, in [Koren, Marina, One Wikipedia Page Is a Metaphor for the Nobel Prize’s Record With Women, https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/nobel-prize-physics-donna-strickland-gerard-mourou-arthur-ashkin/571909/, 5 October 2018, The Atlantic, October 2, 2018] and [Sample, Ian, Davis, Nicola, Physics Nobel prize won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland, https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/02/arthur-ashkin-gerard-mourou-and-donna-strickland-win-nobel-physics-prize, 5 October 2018, The Guardian, October 2, 2018]

„If somebody else thinks something that you don't believe in, just think they're wrong and you're right and keep going. That's pretty much the way I always think.“

—  Donna Strickland

In [Casey, Liam, 'We are marching forward': Canadian scientist becomes third woman to win Nobel Prize in physics, https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/we-are-marching-forward-canadian-scientist-becomes-third-woman-to-win-nobel-prize-in-physics-1.4117566, 5 October 2018, CTV News Toronto, October 2, 2018]

„We wondered if it was a prank. But then I knew it was the right day, and it would have been a cruel prank.“

—  Donna Strickland

Commenting on her reaction to receiving the phone call from a Nobel official informing her of her award, in [Koren, Marina, One Wikipedia Page Is a Metaphor for the Nobel Prize’s Record With Women, https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/nobel-prize-physics-donna-strickland-gerard-mourou-arthur-ashkin/571909/, 5 October 2018, The Atlantic, October 2, 2018]

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