Esco Optics congratulates Donna Strickland, Gérard Mourou and Arthur Ashkin for their profound contribution to ultra-fast laser development and the award of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. Their ground-breaking work revolutionized the application of laser technology, paving the way for countless advances in medical research, industrial manufacturing and, most importantly, furthered our fundamental understanding of the universe through the study of high-energy physics.
Of special note and recognition is the achievement of Donna Strickland and the cutting-edge research performed at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Strickland, a PhD graduate in optics from the University of Rochester, is the third women in history to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics, joining the ranks of Marie Curie (1903) and Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1963). Her achievement is an on-going testament to the immense contribution women have offered in the field of scientific discovery, revolutionizing the role of technology in our everyday lives and shaping the course of human history.