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

OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Governor General Julie Payette joins with thousands of Canadians scientists in hailing the exciting award of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Dr. Donna Strickland and her partner GĂ©rard Mourou for ground-breaking 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. 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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