Monday, May 23, 2011

Ahmed Zewail

Country of origin: Egypt

Ahmed Hassan Zewail (Arabic: أحمد حسن زويل‎) (born February 26, 1946 in Damanhour, Egypt) is an Egyptian-American scientist, and the winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry. He is the Linus Pauling Chair Professor Chemistry and Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

To read more about Ahmed Zewail, visit his page on Wikipedia, or the Nobel Prize website, or perhaps his page at Caltech.

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