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Donna Strickland

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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 Optica (formerly OSA), and is currently chair of its Presidential Advisory Committee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donna Strickland has received more than 909,786 page views. Her biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Donna Strickland is the 343rd most popular physicist (up from 437th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Canada (up from 161st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Canadian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Donna Strickland ranks 343 out of 717Before her are Karl Guthe Jansky, Shuji Nakamura, Walter A. Shewhart, Ami Argand, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Heinrich Geißler. After her are Edward Witten, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Jean-Antoine Nollet, Henri Pitot, George Johnstone Stoney, and Léon Brillouin.

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Among people born in 1959, Donna Strickland ranks 55Before her are Michael P. Anderson, Youssou N'Dour, Ving Rhames, Boyko Borisov, Nina Hartley, and Ali Bongo Ondimba. After her are Rupert Everett, Wim Hof, Benny Gantz, Satoru Iwata, Richie Sambora, and Sean Young.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Donna Strickland ranks 96 out of 1,350Before her are Brian Tracy (1944), Norma Shearer (1902), Lester B. Pearson (1897), Rocky Johnson (1944), Jacques Villeneuve (1971), and Joe Weider (1919). After her are William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), Denny Doherty (1940), Ian Stevenson (1918), Steven Pinker (1954), David Easton (1917), and Walter Huston (1883).

Among PHYSICISTS In Canada

Among physicists born in Canada, Donna Strickland ranks 5Before her are Willard Boyle (1924), Richard E. Taylor (1929), Bertram Brockhouse (1918), and Jim Peebles (1935). After her are Louis Slotin (1910), Arthur Jeffrey Dempster (1886), Harriet Brooks (1876), and Sylvia Fedoruk (1927).