Donna Strickland

1959 - Today

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Donna Theo Strickland, (born 27 May 1959) 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 practical implementation of chirped pulse amplification. She is a professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.She served as fellow, vice president, and president of The Optical Society, and is currently chair of their Presidential Advisory Committee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donna Strickland has received more than 806,199 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Donna Strickland is the 437th most popular physicist (down from 377th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Canada (down from 99th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Canadian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Donna Strickland ranks 437 out of 721Before her are Duncan Haldane, Christian Mayer, Alain Aspect, Marian Smoluchowski, John Canton, and Jacques Babinet. After her are John G. Trump, Ivan Puluj, Vikram Sarabhai, John Dollond, Giovanni Battista Amici, and Richard Mollier.

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Among people born in 1959, Donna Strickland ranks 83Before her are Laura Chinchilla, Sean Young, Luis Fernández, Clancy Brown, Guy Laliberté, and Peter Mensah. After her are Hassan Diab, Nimr al-Nimr, Moza bint Nasser, Wim Hof, Catherine Keener, and Filipe Nyusi.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Donna Strickland ranks 161 out of 1,130Before her are Cobie Smulders (1982), Joe Shuster (1914), John Ireland (1914), Guy Laliberté (1959), Hubert Reeves (1932), and Shania Twain (1965). After her are Tommy Chong (1938), Sandra Oh (1971), Mark Robson (1913), Julie Payette (1963), Maud Menten (1879), and Henri Richard (1936).

Among PHYSICISTS In Canada

Among physicists born in Canada, Donna Strickland ranks 6Before her are Willard Boyle (1924), Richard E. Taylor (1929), Jim Peebles (1935), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), and Louis Slotin (1910). After her are Harriet Brooks (1876).