The day after some guy tells a room full of women physicists at CERN a bunch of nonsense, a [Canadian] woman, Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo, wins the Nobel Prize in physics. Nice! As only the third female Nobel laureate in physics, she has august company: Maria Göppert-Mayer (1963), and Marie Curie (1903).
I will add that in my graduating class of physics at Queen’s University in 2001, I recall that the top 2 in our class were women.
Image: The Lasers 2 by Eonity.