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Old 12-12-2018, 01:54 PM
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Frances Arnold & Donna Strickland - presented Nobel for Chemistry & Physics

The Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Monday marked the first time
when woman scientists have been honored with a chemistry Nobel and
a physics Nobel in the same year.

Originally Posted by Sandra E Garcia, New York Times, Dec 11 2018
Dr. Strickland, an associate professor of physics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, became one of only three women to win a Nobel Prize in Physics. She was awarded the honor for her innovative work on high-intensity laser pulses, and shared in the award with two male scientists.

In the chemistry category, Frances H. Arnold, an American professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, became only the fifth woman to be awarded the prize. She received the honor for her work conducting the directed evolution of enzymes, proteins that catalyze chemical reactions, and also shared in the prize with two male scientists.
Originally Posted by Sandra E Garcia, New York Times, Dec 11 2018
“I joined Marie Curie and Maria Goeppert Mayer as the only women to win this prize,” Dr. Strickland said of the physics prize in her speech, noting that she studied Dr. Mayer’s work in graduate school while she was working on her thesis. “I am humbled to be in their company.”
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