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Donna Theo Strickland (born May 27, 1959) is a Canadian physicist. She was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She worked in the field of lasers. In 2018, she shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Gérard Mourou, as they both developed chirped pulse amplification. This is useful in laser micromachining, laser surgery, medicine, and in science.

She is an associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Waterloo. She is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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