Canadian Woman Wins Nobel Prize for Research in Laser Physics

Waking up to a call from Sweden, Donna Strickland, a University of Waterloo professor, found out she was the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in physics. Her groundbreaking efforts in the field of laser physics made her the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics. She has joined the elite club with other winners, Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963. To live in this innovative country, contact the Canadian Visa Expert for help with the immigration process. They and their team of experienced professionals can help you apply for the required visa to live and work in Canada.

Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences described her development, “Chirped Pulse Amplification Technique” as “generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.” The new technique now has several applications, including uses in corrective laser eye surgery. She, along with the co-inventor from France, Gerard Mourou, first published a report about the technique in a 1985 article. After receiving the award, Strickland, age 59, was greeted by students and colleagues with a standing ovation.

Kim Tuyen Hoang, who has worked with Strickland for three years, said, “We are very proud of her. She is a very hard-working, brilliant, talented professor.” She said the students were still applying the technique she worked so hard on back in 1985, in current projects. Calling herself a “laser jock,” Strickland said she never believed she would one day receive such a prestigious prize and joked that with so very few people ever winning the award, why to waste your time even thinking about it. The welcoming country of Canada accepts immigrants with open arms. Consider contacting Canadian Visa Expert for help with the entire immigration process.