Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland to Speak at SPIE Photonics West 2019

14 January 2019

Nobel Laureate Donna Stricklland, University of Waterloo (Canada)SPIE Photonics West 2019 is delighted to be welcoming newly minted Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland as a plenary speaker at the BiOS conference. Strickland, who will be presenting a more technical version of her Nobel speech, recently published an engaging piece entitled "Reflections from a Nobel winner: Scientists need time to make discoveries." In the article she asserts that, "Learning about science - science for science's sake - is worth supporting....We must give scientists the opportunity through funding and time to pursue curiosity-based, long-term, basic-science research."

Strickland, whose own successful journey of discoveries in the field of laser physics began in the mid-1980s, sees the ongoing impact of her research today in a variety of applications, from laser eye surgery to the inner workings of smartphones, and hopes to see even more in the future.

Strickland will be speaking during the BiOS Hot Topics session on Sunday, February 3, at 7:15pm. Find more information and register for SPIE Photonics West 2019.

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