Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D. '52, whose invention of "optical tweezers" realized his own science fiction dream of being able to move objects with light, was among three physicists named by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as winners of this year's Nobel Prize in physics.
Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in the United States won half of the 2018 prize for inventing "optical tweezers", while Strickland shared the remainder with Frenchman Gerard Mourou, who also has US citizenship, for work on high-intensity lasers.
Arther Ashkin of the U.S developed a technique described as "optical tweezers" used in biological research, while Strickland and Gerard Morou from France developed a technology called "chirped pulse amplification" a short pulsed and very high-intensity laser.
96-year-old American physicist Ashkin has become the oldest Nobel Prize laureate ever after this announcement, thanks to his work on the manipulation of microparticles starting back in the late 1960s.
Their article, published in 1985, formed the basis of Strickland's doctoral thesis at the University of Rochester.
To get round this, the researchers first stretched the laser pulses in time to reduce their peak power, then amplified them and finally compressed them.
Prior to that, the first woman to ever receive the Nobel Prize in Physics was Marie Curie, in 1903, of which she shared half with her husband Pierre, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel".
Then, in 1987, he used the tweezers to capture living bacteria without harming them.
The Nobel Prize will be just the latest accolade Dr Strickland has received for her work.
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Strickland said in a telephone interview with the academy at a press conference that she was happy and surprised to be receiving the prize, which she looked forward to accepting in Stockholm in December.
While laser eye surgery is the most familiar application of their work, it has also let scientists probe fundamental forces acting within matter at very high temperatures and pressures, Mr Moloney said.
This year's prize is 9 million Swedish krona (about 1 million USA dollars).
"It's something that sort of never happens at this level", he said in a video released by France's Polytechnique school, where he is a professor.
But for 55 years after that, only men won the Nobel Prize in physics.
The winners share the prize fund of nearly €900,000, with Dr Ashkin receiving half and the others splitting the rest between them.
The physics prize is the second of the 2018 Nobel Prize awards to be announced, after the medicine prize, which was awarded Monday.
To be sure, Dr. Strickland's historic award is a reason for celebration, but we must also use such landmark moments as reminders of the ways that women have historically been - and continue to be - sidelined and silenced in most industries, not just science.
While the Nobel chemistry prize will be announced on Wednesday, the peace prize will be announced on Friday.