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πŸ”— Lake Agassiz

πŸ”— Canada πŸ”— Geology πŸ”— Canada/Ontario πŸ”— Canada/Manitoba πŸ”— Canada/Geography of Canada πŸ”— Lakes πŸ”— Canada/Saskatchewan

Lake Agassiz was a very large glacial lake in central North America. Fed by glacial meltwater at the end of the last glacial period, its area was larger than all of the modern Great Lakes combined though its mean depth was not as great as that of many major lakes today.

First postulated in 1823 by William H. Keating, it was named by Warren Upham in 1879 after Louis Agassiz, when Upham recognized that the lake was formed by glacial action.

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πŸ”— Donna Strickland won her Nobel prize in Physics before she got a wikipedia page

πŸ”— Biography πŸ”— Canada πŸ”— Physics πŸ”— Women πŸ”— Women scientists πŸ”— Biography/science and academia πŸ”— Physics/Biographies πŸ”— Canada/Ontario

Donna Theo Strickland, (born 27 May 1959) is a Canadian optical physicist and pioneer in the field of pulsed lasers. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018, together with GΓ©rard Mourou, for the invention of chirped pulse amplification. She is a professor at the University of Waterloo.

She served as fellow, vice president, and president of The Optical Society, and is currently chair of their Presidential Advisory Committee. In 2018, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.