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us: Zewail, Ahmed H.

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  • Fuller Name

    • Ahmed Hassan
  • Variants

    • us: Zuwayl, Aḥmad
    • us: زويل، أحمد
    • us: زويل، أحمد حسن
    • us: زويل، احمد ه.
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1946-02-26
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2016-08-02
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Damanhūr (Egypt)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Egypt
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Pasadena (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Jāmiʻat al-Iskandarīyah
        • Organization: (naf) University of Pennsylvania
        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Berkeley
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) California Institute of Technology
        • Affiliation Start: 1976
        • Affiliation End: 2007
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: National Science Foundation (U.S). Laboratory for Molecular Sciences
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Femtochemistry
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Nobel Prize winners
            (lcsh) Chemists
              (lcsh) College teachers
          • Sources

            • found: Advances in laser ... c1977 (a.e.) t.p. (Ahmed H. Zewail) p. vi (Calif. Inst. of Tech.)
            • found: The Chemical bond, c1992: CIP t.p. (Ahmed Zewail, Calif. Inst. of Tech.) data sheet (b. 02-26-46)
            • found: Aḥmad Zuwayl wa-al-ṭarīq ilá Nūbil, 2000.
            • found: Voyage through time, c2002: t.p. (Ahmed Zewail) p. 12 (Ahmed Hassan Zewail)
            • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed April 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Zewail, Ahmed; chemist, nobel prize winner; born 26 February, 1946 in Damanhur, Egypt; master's degree from University of Alexandria (1968), PhD in chemistry from University of Pennsylvania (1974); postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley (1974-1976); Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and professor of physics at California Institute of Technology (1976-1995); director of National Science Foundation Laboratory for Molecular Sciences at Caltech (1996-2007); director of Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology, at Caltech (2005); was appointed president's special envoy for science to the Middle East for the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2009); supported mass demonstrations for removal of Egyptian president Husni Mubarak (2011); returned to Egypt to discuss his proposals for new Egyptian constitution, free judiciary, and free and fair elections (2011); won the Nobel Prize for founding the field of femtochemistry (1999), third Egyptian Nobel laureate, honored with Wolf Foundation Prize in Chemistry (1993), Priestley Medal of the American Chemical Society (2011), awarded the Order of the Nile, Egypt's highest state honor (1999), Jubilee Medal from National Research Council, Egypt (2006))
            • found: Caltech WWW site, viewed Aug. 3, 2016 (Ahmed Zewail; b. 1946, Damanhur, Egypt; d. Aug. 2, 2016, aged 70; Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry, professor of physics, and director of the Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology at Caltech; sole recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his pioneering developments in femtoscience, which led to the establishment of the discipline of femtochemistry)
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          • Change Notes

            • 1978-04-20: new
            • 2016-08-03: revised
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