Donna Theo Strickland (born May 27, 1959) is a Canadian physicist, academic, and Nobel laureate, who is a pioneer in the field of lasers. She received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018, together with Gérard Mourou, with whom she developed chirped pulse amplification. This technique is used to produce ultrashort pulses of high intensity, useful in laser micromachining, laser surgery, medicine, and in fundamental science studies.
She is an associate professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University of Waterloo. She is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics (after Marie Curie and Maria Goeppert-Mayer). Wikipedia