Ahmed Hassan Zewail (Egyptian Arabic: أحمد حسن زويل‎, IPA: [ˈæħmæd ˈħæsæn zeˈweːl]; Februar 26, 1946 – August 2, 2016) wis an Egyptian-American scientist, kent as the "faither o femtochemistry".[3] He wis awairdit the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his wirk on femtochemistry an acame the first Egyptian tae win a Nobel Prize in a scienteefic field. He wis the Linus Pauling Chair Professor o Chemistry, Professor o Pheesics, an the director o the Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science an Technology at the Californie Institute o Technology.

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Ahmed Zewail
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Ahmed Zewail in 2009
Native name'أحمد حسن زويل
BornAhmed Hassan Zewail
26 Februar 1946(1946-02-26)
Damanhour, Egyp
Died2 August 2016(2016-08-02) (aged 70)
Pasadena, Californie, U.S.
Alma mater
Kent forFemtochemistry
Scientific career
ThesisOptical and magnetic resonance spectra of triplet excitons and localized states in molecular crystals (1975)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Zewail, Ahmed. "Autobiography". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  2. "Fellowship of the Royal Society 1660–2015". London: Royal Society. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2015-07-15. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. Browne, Malcolm W. (13 October 1999). "Nobels for Fast Camera and Tying 2 Forces of Nature". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 August 2016.