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Maria Goeppert-Mayer: Strickland and Marie Curie

maria goeppert-mayer: Really Is that all the associate professor in University of Waterloo's physics and astronomy department said earlier this month, according to NOW Magazine. I thought there might have been more. When Donna Strickland was asked by a reporter how she felt about being the third woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize in physics, she was surprised. But the sad reality is, there hasn't been. This year, Strickland and French laser physicist G rard Mourou jointly received the honour by helping pave the way for the shortest and most intense laser pulses created by humankind. Strickland is the third woman after Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963. ( As reported in the news.