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Donna Strickland

Nobel Laureate speaker series 2023: Donna Strickland - public lecture: Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses

08.02.2023 (Wednesday) , 19:00 - 21:00
TU Dresden, Audimax , Bergstr. 64 , 01069 Dresden

Nobel Laureates at TU Dresden: Donna Strickland (Canada, University of Waterloo)

  • Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

In 2018, Donna Strickland became the third woman ever, after the German-American Maria Goeppert-Mayer and Marie Curie, to be honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1985, as a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, Strickland and her supervisor, Gérard Mourou, developed a method for generating ultrashort laser pulses: the so-called chirped pulse amplification (CPA). The process is now used worldwide - for example in laser eye surgery. Donna Strickland published her first research article in her research career on this groundbreaking invention in the field of laser physics and was honored for it with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Gérard Mourou and Arthur Ashkin.

In 1997, she joined the University of Waterloo, where her ultrafast laser group develops high-intensity laser systems for nonlinear optics investigations. She was named a 2021 Hagler Fellow of Texas A&M University and sits on the Growth Technology Advisory Board of Applied Materials. Strickland served as the president of the Optica (formerly OSA) in 2013 and is a fellow of Optica, SPIE, the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society. She is an honorary fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Physics, an international member of the US National Academy of Science and member of the Pontifical Academy of Science. Strickland was named a Companion of the Order of Canada.

  • Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 7pm
  • Audimax, TU Dresden
  • Public lecture: Generating High-Intensity, Ultrashort Optical Pulses

Please register here: https://tu-dresden.de/mn/der-bereich/nobelpreistraeger-zu-gast-in-dresden

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