University Of Michigan Professor Wins Nobel Prize For Work With Lasers

Prosecutors had called for a minimum sentence of three years in what was one of the first big trials to come out of the #MeToo movement

The prize was also awarded to Prof Arthur Ashkin, for his invention of "optical tweezers" that grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser-beam fingers.

Strickland and the third victor, Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and University of MI, developed a way to generate high-intensity, ultra-short bursts of laser light.

In May, the academy - which was founded by King Gustav III in 1786 and is still under royal patronage - announced that in view of its "currently diminished" membership and the public's "reduced confidence" in its deliberations, it would not be awarding a prize this year.

Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, said the trio realized "an old dream of science fiction - using the radiation pressure of light to move physical objects".

"Advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications", it said in a statement.

A major breakthrough came in 1987, when Ashkin used the tweezers to capture living bacteria without harming them.

Drs Mourou and Strickland paved the way for the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created.

Strickland and Mourou invented a technique called chirped pulse amplification (CPA) in the 1980s.

Flake says Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’
Speaking briefly to reporters, Collins said, "The president's comments were just plain wrong". Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, also said he hears the report will come Wednesday.

Jose Mourinho: Some Manchester United players 'lack technical quality'
Kevin Gameiro who scored last Sunday is expected to lead the line for Valencia alongside Chelsea-loanee Michy Batshuayi . Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia in Tuesday's Champions League clash at Old Trafford.

FBI interviews Brett Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge as part of investigation
Mr Kavanaugh struck an angry and defiant tone during the hearing, denying allegations made by three women against him. Ludington said he was a varsity basketball and that Kavanaugh enjoyed socializing with athletes.

"I think she's a really great role model", said Webb, noting that Strickland won the Nobel prize for work done on her first published research paper.

Born in Guelph, Ont., in 1959, Dr. Strickland received an engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton in 1981. One of the most notable cases is of British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discovered pulsars but was passed over for the award, which was given to her supervisor Antony Hewish in 1974. These days, though, scientific research is "a hobby more or less", he told the official website of the Nobel Prize. Arthur Ashkin of the United States and Canadian Donna Strickland also share the prize. But then the stretched pulse is amplified and compressed, intensifying its power. It is used most frequently in laser eye surgery, but there are many other applications, including in ultra-fast cameras used for imaging molecular processes. "We need to celebrate women physicists because we're out there".

Asked what her first reaction to the news was, Strickland told the press conference announcing the prize, "First of all, you have to think it's insane, so that was my first thought".

2012 - Serge Haroche and David J Wineland were awarded the prize for their work with light and matter.

He says the focus the Nobel Prize brings to the university's lab will enhance its already solid reputation.

Goeppert-Mayer, whose work was cited in Strickland's own award-winning efforts, went largely unpaid throughout her career.

They include the first female physics prize victor in 55 years.

The man at the centre of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison on Monday.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chicago Cubs Fans on Twitter Go Crazy After Stunning Colorado Rockies Win
Oct 04, 2018 - 02:57
One day after letting their division titles slip away, the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies find themselves facing elimination. Daniel Murphy was intentionally walked and Baez got tagged out by Arenado on Willson Contreras' grounder to third.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi Rally
Oct 04, 2018 - 01:58
Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were instrumental last week in holding up Kavanaugh's confirmation vote. If those pretending they want to find the truth, don't say we can't find the truth when she doesn't know all the facts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Silva rescues City late against Hoffenheim
Oct 04, 2018 - 01:42
However, with this game being a must-win Champions League fixture, Pep is likely to pick his most trusted and strongest team. City beat Brighton 2-0 over the weekend with goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese and U.S. warships in South China Sea close encounter
Oct 03, 2018 - 02:04
The Chinese defence ministry said it opposes the USA warship's entry into the waters "around China's islands and reefs". Meanwhile, China has canceled two high-level security meetings with U.S. defence officials in the past week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Packages that may contain ricin found on Pentagon grounds
Oct 03, 2018 - 01:58
The mail distribution center where the mail arrived and was flagged isn't in the Pentagon but nearby, the officials said. CNN reported that the letters were addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Administration: No More Visas for Same-Sex Partners of Foreign Diplomats
Oct 03, 2018 - 01:42
The majority of 193 United Nations member countries do not legalise same-sex marriage, meaning diplomats face a tough choice. Mark Takano (D-Ca.), a gay congressman who spoke at the State Department's annual gay pride event in June.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elon Musk no longer Tesla chairman, keeps CEO title
Oct 03, 2018 - 01:38
A fine of $20m and the loss of chairman seat later, Musk remains Tesla's CEO after agreeing on a deal with USA regulators. Tesla jumped as much as 19% to $315.45 at 7:45 am NY time , more than enough to offset Friday's 14% plunge.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google's Project Stream makes 'Assassin's Creed' playable in Chrome
Oct 02, 2018 - 02:51
Game streaming is taking off, as services like PlayStation Now and NVIDIA's GeForce Now attract more mainstream attention. The company today announced Project Stream , its take on making game streaming with only your browser a reality.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Netflix Reportedly Launching Choose Your Own Adventure Option For Shows
Oct 02, 2018 - 02:26
This news comes from Bloomberg , who have reported a single episode of the upcoming fifth series will be interactive. I could be in the minority here, though, and Netflix is certainly counting on this idea drawing in new customers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook’s Big Data Breach Could Cost It Over $1 Billion
Oct 02, 2018 - 02:19
Anyway, Facebook has since now patched the vulnerabilities and revoked the affected access tokens that were stolen by hackers. Julian Knight, a committee member, said: "It would be helpful to hear from Mr Zuckerberg, but I won't be holding my breath".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lawrence Culp, new GE CEO, faces tall task reviving aging conglomerate
Oct 02, 2018 - 02:08
Flannery replaced Welch successor Immelt , himself pushed out earlier than expected last summer after nearly 16 years at the top. It will take a charge of about $23 billion to write down what's called "goodwill", the intangible value of the power division.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How to watch Rockies vs. Dodgers, NL West Tiebreaker
Oct 02, 2018 - 01:46
The Central winner would then host the WC winner in one half of the NLDS, with the West winner hosting Atlanta in the other half. We know that the Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing in the Major League Baseball postseason for the sixth straight year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Graham Calls for Investigation of Feinstein's Office, Ford's Lawyers
Oct 02, 2018 - 01:18
Republicans assigned a female prosecutor to question Ford on their behalf, even though "she's not on trial", Gillibrand said. Kavanaugh also denied the allegations in a fiery, emotional statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yale turns on Kavanaugh
Oct 02, 2018 - 01:16
A number of you have written to me to express concerns about Judge Kavanaugh's teaching in the Winter Term 2019. Gerken echoed the ABA, which on Thursday urged the committee to delay a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Powerful Typhoon Trami batters western Japan, churns towards Tokyo
Oct 01, 2018 - 04:11
And most of local trains and bullet trains in western areas will suspend operations on Sunday, operator West Japan Railway said. I stepped outside the city hall in the afternoon, and the rain was swirling in very strong wind.