Governor General congratulates Canadian Donna Strickland on winning the Nobel Prize in Physics

October 2, 2018

OTTAWA—Governor General Julie Payette joins with thousands of Canadian scientists in hailing the exciting news of the Nobel Prize in Physics being awarded to Dr. Donna Strickland and her partner Gérard Mourou for groundbreaking work in high-intensity ultra-short laser pulses. 

“I am absolutely thrilled by this news,” says Madame Payette. “Dr. Strickland is the first woman to win the prestigious Nobel in Physics in 55 years and only the third woman overall. She joins legend Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and our Canadian researcher Art McDonald in the esteemed group of laureates. This is an enormous achievement and a tribute to women in science. Congratulations, Donna, on behalf of all your fellow Canadians!” 

Julie Payette


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