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Marie Curie (left), French physicist and winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize for physics, Canadian Donna Strickland (middle), who won the 2018 prize for her work with lasers, and physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer (right), who won for her work in atomic physics in 1963. Hulton Archive/Stringer/Getty Images, University of Waterloo/The Canadian Press via AP, Bettmann/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nobel Prize In Physics: 117 Years, 3 Women And Counting

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Canadian professor Donna Strickland, American Arthur Ashkin and French scientist Gérard Mourou won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics announced on Tuesday for work in laser physics. Strickland is the third woman to win the prize, first awarded in 1901. University of Waterloo/The Canadian Press via AP hide caption

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Nobel Committee for Physics members announce the 2017 Nobel Prize winners at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The laureates are (from left) Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They Proved Einstein Right; Now They've Won The 2017 Physics Nobel Prize

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British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs (left) and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Remnants of Tycho's Supernova, seen in an X-ray/infrared composite image. The supernova was observed by Tycho Brahe and other skywatchers in 1572.

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