Donna Strickland

Canadian physicist, 2018 Nobel laurate

Donna Theo Strickland (born May 27, 1959) is a Canadian physicist. She was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.[1] She worked in the field of lasers.[2] In 2018, she shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Gérard Mourou, as they both developed chirped pulse amplification. This is useful in laser micromachining, laser surgery, medicine, and in science.

Strickland in 2018

She is an associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Waterloo.[3] She is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.


  1. Strickland, Donna T. (1988). "Development of an ultra-bright laser and an application to multi-photon ionization" (PDF). Laboratory for Laser Energetics. University of Rochester. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. "Donna Strickland - Physics and Astronomy". 5 April 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. "Donna Strickland - Physics and Astronomy". 5 April 2012.