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Wikipedia rejected entry on female Nobel laureate

(Business Insider) Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Donna Strickland did not have a Wikipedia page until she became a Nobel laureate, and earlier attempts to write a page for her were rejected because she was not famous enough.

Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics for breakthroughs in the field of lasers on Tuesday alongside French scientist Gerard Mourou. The pair were awarded the prize jointly, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said their inventions “have revolutionized laser physics.”

But a Wikipedia page was only successfully created for her after she won. As recently as May, a Wikipedia entry for Strickland was rejected as it failed to “show significant coverage (not just passing mentions) about the subject.”