Ahmed Zewail

1946 - 2016

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Ahmed Hassan Zewail (Arabic: أحمد حسن زويل‎, Egyptian Arabic: [ˈæħmæd ˈħæsæn zeˈweːl]; February 26, 1946 – August 2, 2016) was an Egyptian-American chemist, known as the "father of femtochemistry". He was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry and became the first Egyptian, and first Arab to win a Nobel Prize in a scientific field, and the second African to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Zewail has received more than 895,820 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Ahmed Zewail is the 196th most popular chemist (up from 236th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 197th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Egyptian Chemist.

Ahmed Zewail is most famous for his work on femtochemistry. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999 for his work on femtochemistry.

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Among chemists, Ahmed Zewail ranks 196 out of 510Before him are John Pople, F. Sherwood Rowland, Walter Gilbert, Paul Berg, Ignacy Mościcki, and William Henry Perkin. After him are Elias James Corey, Joachim Sauer, Michael Smith, Arieh Warshel, Henri Victor Regnault, and Torbern Bergman.

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Among people born in 1946, Ahmed Zewail ranks 94Before him are Candice Bergen, Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, Peter Green, Demetris Christofias, Brian Cox, and Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. After him are Steve Biko, Aziz Sancar, Ajda Pekkan, Alan Jones, Stefania Sandrelli, and Pete Postlethwaite. Among people deceased in 2016, Ahmed Zewail ranks 70Before him are Michel Butor, Sonia Rykiel, Edgar Mitchell, Michel Tournier, Keith Emerson, and Thomas Schelling. After him are Gabriele Amorth, David Hamilton, Iolanda Balaș, Tony Burton, Kenny Baker, and Takahito, Prince Mikasa.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Ahmed Zewail ranks 198 out of 520Before him are Fuad II of Egypt (1952), Valentinus (100), Al-Maqrizi (1364), Tewfik Pasha (1852), Abdel Halim Hafez (1929), and Achilles Tatius (200). After him are Al-Mutawakkil III (1500), Didymus the Blind (313), Osorkon II (-1000), Hussein Kamel of Egypt (1853), Takelot II (-900), and Mohammed Abdel Wahab (1901).

Among CHEMISTS In Egypt

Among chemists born in Egypt, Ahmed Zewail ranks 2Before him are Dorothy Hodgkin (1910).

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