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. a b c d e Zewail, Ahmed. "Autobiography". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 12 Februar 2011.
  2. "Fellowship of the Royal Society 1660–2015". London: Royal Society. Archived frae the original on 15 Julie 2015. 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.