Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail has passed away

Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail, a science and technology advisor to President Barack Obama and the first U.S. science envoy to the Middle East, has passed away in the United States. He was 70 years old. He was a member of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) faculty and was the sole recipient of the Nobel chemistry prize in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales.

Mr. Ahmed was born in Cairo and studied at Alexandria University. He later moved to the United States and earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After conducting postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley, he joined the Caltech faculty in 1976, where he was a professor of chemistry and physics. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1982. In April 2009, Obama appointed Zewail to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and in November of that year he was named the first U.S. science envoy to the Middle East.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the Nobel prize winning Egyptian-American who has passed away recently?
2. Mr. Ahmed Zewail had received the Nobel prize for his contribution in which segments?

Courtesy: BBC News


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