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Ahmed Zewail
Ahmed Zewail in 2009
BornAhmed Hassan Zewail
(1946-02-26)February 26, 1946
Damanhour, Egypt
DiedAugust 2, 2016(2016-08-02) (aged 70)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Alma mater
Known forFemtochemistry
Notable awards

Ahmed Zewail (1946-2016) was an Egyptian chemist. He invented femtochemistry and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 1999.

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.

Related pages


  • "Ahmed Zewail." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 29 May 2015.
  • "Ahmed H. Zewail".  Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 29 May. 2015.
  • "Zewail, Ahmed Hassan." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2015. Web.  29 May 2015.
  • "ZEWAIL - EGYPT SUPPORTS KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY." AllAfrica. 16 Mar. 2015 eLibrary. Web. 29 May. 2015.
This person won a Nobel Prize