Ahmed Zewail

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Birthday
26, 1946
Birthplace
Damanhur, Egypt
Death Date
Aug 2, 2016 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
26, 1946
Birthplace
Damanhur, Egypt
Death Date
Aug 2, 2016 (70)

About

The father of femtochemistry, the area of physical chemistry involved with chemical reactions on extremely short timescales. He became the first Egyptian scientist to win the Nobel Prize in a scientific field when he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Before Fame

He was a chemistry professor at the California Institute of Technology from 1976 to 1990.

Trivia

He won the Priestley Medal and Davy Medal in 2011, which are both prestigious chemistry awards.

Family Life

He married physician Dema Faham in 1989 and the couple had four children together: Maha, Amani, Nabeel and Hani.

Associated With

He won the Davy Medal in 2011, which was named after chemist Humphry Davy.