Ahmed Zewail in 2009
Ahmed Hassan Zewail
February 26, 1946
|Died||August 2, 2016 (aged 70)|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Thesis||Optical and magnetic resonance spectra of triplet excitons and localized states in molecular crystals (1975)|
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.
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