France’s Macron ‘Proud’ of Nobel Physics Winner

STOCKHOLM (AP) —  France’s President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to the French co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, saying the award highlights French research and its applications.

Macron tweeted on Tuesday “we are proud of Gerard Mourou”, the 74-year-old co-winner with Arthur Ashkin of the United States and Canada’s Donna Strickland.

The three scientists have been awarded for advances in laser physics.

Strickland and Mourou helped develop short and intense laser pulses that have broad industrial and medical applications.

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