Ahmed Hassan Zewail

Ahmed Hassan Zewail

Birth
Damanhur, El Beḥēra, Egypt
Death 2 Aug 2016 (aged 70)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 167704967 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Winning Chemist. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999 for his work in developing a rapid laser technique which allowed for scientists to detail the course of atoms during a chemical reaction and have more influence over the result. The process came to be commonly known as "Femtochemistry". His father worked for the Egyptian Government, Ahmed displayed a strong interest in learning Mathematics, Mechanics and Chemistry at an early age and enrolled at the University of Alexandria, prior to attaining his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. In 2009, President Obama appointed Zewail to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

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