University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Donna Strickland

Speaker 2021 2021 Breakthrough Day 2021 Speaker Breakthrough Day

Donna Strickland is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo and is one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for developing chirped pulse amplification with Gérard Mourou, her PhD supervisor at the time. They published this Nobel-winning research in 1985 when Strickland was a PhD student at the University of Rochester. In 1997, she joined the University of Waterloo, where her ultrafast laser group develops high-intensity laser systems for nonlinear optics investigations. Strickland served as the president of the Optical Society (OSA) in 2013 and is a fellow of OSA, SPIE, the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society.

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Mon | Nov 08, 2021 | 08.45 AM - 06.00 PM Berlin Time

Falling Walls Circle – Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Symposium for Breakthroughs in Physical Sciences

Tue | Nov 09, 2021 | 11.30 AM - 11.45 AM Berlin Time

Breaking the Wall to High-intensity Laser Radiation

Tue | Nov 09, 2021 | 04.30 PM - 04.55 PM Berlin Time

Falling Walls Breakthrough Conversation with Donna Strickland