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Laser Focus: Insight from a Nobel Laureate
This special event for UBC students will provide an opportunity to connect with Dr. Donna Strickland during an interactive question and answer session.
Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Peter A. Allard School of Law
DLA Piper Hall (Room 104)
1822 East Mall
(Advance registration required)
Students are asked to please come prepared with questions.
About the Speaker
Dr. Donna Strickland is one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for co-inventing chirped pulse amplification with Dr. Gérard Mourou, her PhD supervisor at the time of the discovery. She is currently a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Strickland earned her PhD in optics from the University of Rochester and her B. Eng. from McMaster University. She was a research associate at the National Research Council Canada, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a member of technical staff at Princeton University.
In 1997, Dr. Strickland joined the University of Waterloo, where her ultrafast laser group develops high-intensity laser systems for nonlinear optics investigations. She is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Premier’s Research Excellence Award and a Cottrell Scholar Award. She served as the president of the Optical Society (OSA) in 2013 and is an OSA Fellow and an SPIE Fellow. Strickland is also an honorary fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and holds numerous honorary doctorates.