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‘No-one should be told they can’t’

Professor Donna Strickland has become the first woman in 55 years to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Along with Arthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou, she was honoured for “groundbreaking inventions in laser physics.”

In an interview with the BBC, she told science correspondent Victoria Gill that the real achievement would be when everyone could do what they were good at, without gender being a barrier.