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Optics alumna and professor earn Nobel Prize

Donna Strickland '89 (PhD) and former optics professor Gérard Mourou shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Visitor’s committee member Ted Miller, left, speaks with Ryan Walton ’19 at the annual Hajim Design Day.

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Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience

For their capstone project, a senior design team has built a demonstration model for museum audiences of the Nobel Prize-winning laser technology developed by Rochester alumna Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD).

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