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Reaction pouring in on social media for Nobel Prize winner

The University of Waterloo's Donna Strickland is sharing the award for physics with Arthur Ashkin and Gerard Mourou for their work in laser physics
Donna Strickland
Photo credit: Doug Dykaar

A Canadian professor has ended a 55-year drought for female physicists after being awarded the Nobel Prize for physics.

Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo shares the honour with Arthur Ashkin of the United States and Gerard Mourou of France for their work in laser physics.

Strickland became emotional when she was told she's only the third woman to have won the physics prize, the first being Marie Curie in 1903.

She says she hopes her win encourages more recognition of female physicists.  

Here is some of the reaction that has been posted to Twitter:

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