Biography. Nationality: United States of America. Ahmed-Zewail Ahmed Hassan Zewail was born in the town of Damanhour in Egypt in and grew up . Ahmed H. Zewail, in full Ahmed Hassan Zewail, (born February 26, , Damanhur, Egypt—died August 2, , Pasadena, California, U.S.), Egyptian- born. Read about Chemist Ahmed H. Zewail, who developed a rapid laser to a new field of physical chemistry, femtochemistry, on

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Following his Nobel award, the Egyptian Government awarded him its highest State honor, the Grand Collar of the Nile First Classgave his name to the street where he lived as a youth and issued commomerative stamps bearing his fv.

Maha, Amani, Nabeel, and Hani. The New York Times. It was founded in as a charity school. Optical and magnetic resonance spectra of triplet excitons and localized states in molecular crystals PhD thesis. Zewail was the author of some articles and 14 books, and was known for his effective public lectures zfwail writings not only on science but also in global affairs.

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Virtual International Authority File. He became an associate professor in and a professor in Wikiversity 0 entries edit. Watch highlights from the “Science and Society” conference honoring Ahmed Zewail’s 40 years at Caltech or view the talks.


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Zewail has been bestowed honorary degrees by ahjed following institutions: Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy.

Fv his seminal contributions to the study of ultrafast reactions and the understanding of transition states in chemistry, and to dynamic electron microscopy. Retrieved 7 March French Academy of Sciences member ID. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Zewail Britannica Facts Matter.

All of us at Caltech grieve his loss,” says Jacqueline K. He was appointed Honorary Professor at the United Nations University traveling widely to lecture on science and technology in the developing world. Applications range from how catalysts function and how molecular electronic components must be designed, to the most delicate mechanisms in life processes and how the medicines of the future should be produced.

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Ahmed Zewail, 1946–2016

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. When asked about rumors that he might contest the Egyptian presidential electionAhmed Zewail said: Complutense University of Madrid. Yonath Richard F.

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Archived from the original on 12 February Structure and Dynamics, ed. Retrieved from ” https: In Egypt, he served in the Council of Advisors to the President.

He was naturalized in You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. In the late s, however, Zewail was able ahmev view the motion of atoms and molecules by using a method based on new laser technology capable of producing light flashes just tens of femtoseconds in duration. Wikisource 0 entries edit.

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