Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Ahmed Zewail (1946 – 2016)
CAIRO – 20 December 2019: The Nobel Prize Twitter account celebrated on Friday the memory of Egyptian scientist and father of femtochemistry Dr. Ahmed Zewail.
“Ahmed Zewail was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for showing that it is possible with rapid laser technique to study in slow motion how atoms in a molecule move during a chemical reaction,” The prize’s Twitter feed said.
Dr. Ahmed Zewail in 1986
“Here he is pictured at Nobel Prize award ceremony in 1999.”
Dr. Ahmed Zewail was the recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing an advanced laser technique that helped scientists study the action of atoms during chemical reactions.
His work led to the development of a new field of physical chemistry known as femtochemistry
Zewail was the first Arab to win a Nobel Prize in a science category.
He was the Linus Pauling Chair Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Physics, and the director of the Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology at the California Institute of Technology.