by Alexandra Schafhauser

Today 10 December 2018 the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. Among the 210 persons having received the price in physics, only three have been women. The last one was Donna Strickland who this year was awarded the prize together with Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou for their research on high-intensity ultra short optical pulses.

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Donna Strickland. Ill. Niklas Elmehed. © Nobel Media

 

Here you can see Donna Strickland’s Nobel lecture on the topic “Generating High-Intensity Ultra short Optical Pulses” given on 8 December in Stockholm, Sweden: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2018/strickland/lecture/

Among the 181 persons receiving the prize in chemistry, five have been women. This year Frances Arnold was one of the three receivers of the price for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes.

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Frances H. Arnold, Ill. Niklas Elmehed. © Nobel Media

Here you can see her Nobel lecture on the topic “Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life” given on 8 December in Stockholm, Sweden: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2018/arnold/lecture/

If you want to read more about the 52 women who have been awarded the Nobel prize since 1901: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/lists/nobel-prize-awarded-women-3-2/

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