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Ahmed H. Zewail (1946–2016)

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Science  09 Sep 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6304, pp. 1103
DOI: 10.1126/science.aai8466

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Ahmed H. Zewail, an Egyptian-American scientist who won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering investigations of fundamental chemical reactions on the femtosecond time scale, died on 2 August 2016. He was 70 years old. Zewail was an academic star at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and spent his final years advocating for investment in science education and research in Egypt.