Donna Strickland Appointed to Order of Canada

Donna Strickland ’89 (Ph.D.), who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, has been appointed to the Order of Canada, which recognizes individuals who have made “extraordinary contributions to the nation.” Strickland was appointed a Companion of the Order, the highest of three levels of the award. She and Prof. Gérard Mourou were awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” for their invention of chirped-pulse amplification while at LLE in the 1980s.