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Nobel Winner in Physics 'Never Applied' to Be Full Professor

October 3, 2018
 
 

Donna Strickland (at right) was on Tuesday named one of the three winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. Many have noted that she is the first woman in 55 years to win the prize. The BBC noted in a radio interview that Strickland is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo and asked why she was not a full professor. She said she never applied. She laughed when asked if she would apply now.

But other advocates for women are asking why her colleagues didn't put her name forward.

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