STOCKHOLM (AP) - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces this year's Nobel Laureates in Stockholm today. Last year, American Arthur Ashkin and Frenchman GĂ©rard Mourou and Canadian Donna Strickland were honored for their groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. Strickland was only the third woman in noble history to be honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. The prize is endowed with the equivalent of around 830,000 euros this year.