Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to American, Canadian, French scientists

Laser pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize 3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions
Frank Williams | 04 October, 2018, 08:56

"This news could not come at a better time", Wade told Reuters. "But I'm trying to enjoy it".

She is now an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, and served as the vice president (2011) and the president (2013) of the Optical Society, a scientific society dedicated to advancing the study of optics and photonics.

"It's kind of mind boggling, isn't it?" "I'm honored to be one of those women", Strickland said, according to the Nobel Prize Foundation.

Cern scientist suspended after commentsReacting to her win, Dr Strickland, who is based at the University of Waterloo in Canada, said, "First of all you have to think it's insane, so that was my first thought".

She said that her work depended in part on the work of the two women who won the Nobel Prize in physics before her. But the Nobel Prize has made special efforts to identify women scientists to be nominated for the prize. The second female victor was Maria Goeppert-Mayer, a La Jolla resident and University of California at San Diego professor who developed the nuclear shell model of atomic nuclei.

"I thought there might have been more but I couldn't think. But certainly it isn't that women weren't able to do it".

The Canadian said she was honored to be one of the small number of female winners of the physics Nobel so far.

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She studied optics at the University of Rochester, in NY state, working towards her PhD under Mr Mourou. How ridiculous is that? "After a week where a woman has been forced to describe her sexual assault to a live television audience of billions, and an academic at a prestigious university has said that women are unfairly promoted into senior positions in physics, even I - the eternal optimist - was starting to lose hope". In doing so, their breakthroughs helped us to not only achieve major advances in the field of physics, but also chemistry, biology and medicine. "Men have to get on board, and the majority of men are absolutely on board, so sometimes it's just inertia". In a report published in 1985, Strickland proposed stretching and then compressing laser light. One of the most notable cases is of British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars but was passed over for the award, which was given to her supervisor Antony Hewish in 1974.

"You have to think it's insane", she said. "I've done other work that I'm very proud of and that is fun to think about and to do". "There were all these geniuses getting Nobel Prizes".

Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences said Ashkin's development of optical tweezers that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them realized "an old dream of science fiction", using the tiny amount of pressure exerted by beams of light to move objects.

Both inventions had "revolutionized laser physics", the Royal Swedish Academy said.

Strickland says she had unsuccessfully pursued several other research projects while completing her Ph.D.

Goeppert-Mayer, whose work was cited in Strickland's own award-winning efforts, went largely unpaid throughout her career. It's been an excellent ride.

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