Donna Strickland Becomes 3rd Woman In History To Win Nobel Prize In Physics05:20
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A screen displays portraits of Arthur Ashkin of the United States, Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Oct. 2, 2018 in Stockholm. (Hanna Franzen/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
A screen displays portraits of Arthur Ashkin of the United States, Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Oct. 2, 2018 in Stockholm. (Hanna Franzen/AFP/Getty Images)

The Nobel Prize in Physics prize has been awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their work in developing new applications for laser technology. Strickland is only the third woman in history to win the prize.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Roger Falcone, physics professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and president of the American Physical Society (@APSphysics).

This segment aired on October 2, 2018.

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