Previously, Marie Curie and Maria Goeppert-Mayer
won the prestigious award.
Strickland is the first woman to be awarded the physics prize since 1963, when Maria Goeppert-Mayer
was recognized for her work on the structure of nuclei.
I'm honoured to be one of those women," said Donna Strickland, who became the third woman to receive the Nobel prize in physics, joining Maria Goeppert-Mayer
in 1963, and Marie Curie in 1903.
The last woman to win the physics prize, German-born American physicist Maria Goeppert-Mayer
, took the prize for her discoveries about the nuclei of atoms.
, who later won the Nobel Prize in physics, also worked for the Manhattan Project and at the Los Alamos Laboratory helping to develop physicist Edward Teller's "Super" Bomb.
Historicamente, las mujeres han tenido escasa apertura a los espacios cientificos; sin embargo, a partir del complicado y lento acceso a la educacion universitaria desde el siglo dieciocho, las cifras dejan ver los espacios ganados hasta que surgieron cientificas reconocidas como Marie Curie, Gerty Theresa Radnitz, Maria Goeppert-Mayer
, Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, etcetera.
He taught nine Nobel prize winners, including Werner Heisenberg, Enrico Fermi, Otto Stern, Wolfgang Pauli, Paul Dirac, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer
. Born was a lifelong friend of Albert Einstein, and the two sparred for most of their lives over the veracity of quantum physics.
* Maria Goeppert-Mayer
(Nobel Prize in Physics, 1963) received her prize thirteen years after making her pivotal discovery about the nuclear shell model-and just three years after finally landing a full-time paid university job at the University of California at La Jolla.
And Maria Goeppert-Mayer
, who received a full-paid professorship at age 53 (at the University of California, San Diego) only after she had been awarded the Nobel Prize, concluded that "while it was hard to be a woman physicist, it was nearly impossible to be a married woman physicist" (p.