Ahmed Zewail in 2009
|Born||Ahmed Hassan Zewail
26 February 1946
|Died||August 2, 2016
San Marino, California, United States
|Institutions||California Institute of Technology|
|Alma mater||University of Alexandria, University of Pennsylvania|
|Notable awards||Peter Debye Award (1996)
E. Bright Wilson Award (1997)
Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1999)
Order of the Nile (1999)
E. O. Lawrence Award (1998)
The Franklin Medal (USA) (1998)
Paul Karrer Gold Medal (1998)
Tolman Award (1997)
Wolf Prize (Israel) (1993)
Albert Einstein World Award of Science (2006)
Othmer Gold Medal (2009)
Priestley Medal (USA) (2011)
Davy Medal (2011)
Chemical reactions were once thought impossible to measure, because they happen in only a few femtoseconds. His Nobel award was for using laser technology to measure extremely fast chemical reactions. The laser technology showed how molecules changed during the reation. He was on the scientific advisory team for the President. Zewail encouraged basic Egyptian education and knowledge.
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