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Zewail, Ahmed H.

Works: 148 works in 317 publications in 7 languages and 7,662 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Periodicals  Interviews  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: QD461,
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Most widely held works by Ahmed H Zewail
The Chemical bond : structure and dynamics by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspired book by some of the most influential scientists of our time--including six Nobel laureates--chronicles our emerging understanding of the chemical bond through the last nine decades and into the future. From Pauling's early work on the structure of the chemical bond using x-ray and electron diffraction to Zewail's work on the dynamics of the chemical bond using femtosecond lasers, from Crick's molecular biology to Rich's molecular recognition, this book explores a rich tradition of scientific heritage and accomplishment. The perspectives given by Pauling, Herschbach, Zewail, and Bernstein celebrate major scientific achievements in chemistry and biology with the chemical bond playing a fundamental role. In a unique presentation that also provides some lively insights on the very nature of scientific thought and discovery, The Chemical Bond: Structure and Dynamics will be of interest to scientists, science historians, and the scientifically inclined populous
Nobelity( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the world's most pressing problems through the eyes of Nobel laureates. Follow filmmaker Turk Pipkin in his journey to find enlightening answers about the kind of world our children and grandchildren will know
Advances in laser chemistry : proceedings of the Conference on Advances in Laser Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, March 20-22, 1978 by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

17 editions published in 1978 in English and German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laser as a radiation source with temporal and spatial coherence has made a tremendous impact in the different fields of science. As a result, new and exciting research has been developing allover the world. Laser spectro scopy shares a large fraction of this research, and in the last decade nu merous books and monographs have been published on this subject. Most of these books and monographs contain the work done in the physics community. Very few books represent the advances made in laser chemistry, a field that is flourishing and whose future is indeed very exciting. It was felt that a meeting that focused on the important questions being asked in the chemistry community, and on new and possible directions in laser chemistry, was needed. This three-day conference, held at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, on March 20-22, 1978, covered five important areas in laser chemistry: Laser-induced chemistry, picosecond processes and techniques, nonlinear optical spectroscopy and dephasing processes, multiphoton exci tation in molecules, and molecular dynamics by molecular beams
Femtochemistry : ultrafast dynamics of the chemical bond by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

32 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two volumes on femtochemistry present a timely contribution to a field central to the understanding of the dynamics of the chemical bond. This century has witnessed great strides in time and space resolutions, down to the atomic scale, providing chemists, biologists and physicists with unprecedented opportunities for seeing microscopic structures and dynamics. Femtochemistry is concerned with the time resolution of the most elementary motions of atoms during chemical change - bond breaking and bond making - on the femtosecond (10-15 second) time scale. This atomic scale of time resolution has now reached the ultimate for the chemical bond and as Lord George Porter puts it, chemists are near the end of the race against time. These two volumes cover the general concepts, techniques and applications of femtochemistry. Professor Ahmed Zewail, who has made the pioneering contributions in this field, has from over 250 publications selected the articles for this anthology. These volumes begin with a commentary and a historical chronology of the milestones. He then presents a broad perspective of the current state of knowledge in femtochemistry by researchers around the world and discusses possible new directions. In the words of a colleague, "it is a must on the reading-list for all of my students ... all readers will find this to be an informative and valuable overview." The introductory articles in Volume I provide reviews for both the non-experts as well as for experts in the field. This is followed by papers on the basic concepts. For applications, elementary reactions are studied first and then complex reactions. Volume I is complete with studies of solvation dynamics, non-reactive systems, ultrafast electron diffraction and the control of chemical reactions. Volume II continues with reaction rates, the concept of elementary intramolecular vibrational-energy redistribution (IVR) and the phenomena of rotational coherence which has become a powerful tool for the determination of molecular structure via time resolution. The second volume ends with an extensive list of references, according to topics, based on work by Professor Zewail and his group at Caltech. These collected works by Professor Zewail will certainly be indispensable to both experts and beginners in the field. The author is known for his clarity and for his creative and systematic contributions. These volumes will be of interest and should prove useful to chemists, biologists and physicists. As noted by Professor J. Manz (Berlin) and Professor A.W. Castleman, Jr. (Penn State): femtochemistry is yielding exciting new discoveries from analysis to control of chemical reactions, with applications in many domains of chemistry and related fields, e.g., physical, organic and inorganic chemistry, surface science, molecular biology, etc
Physical biology : from atoms to medicine by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings about the confluence of various concepts and tools to address significant problems of our time in physical biology and adjacent disciplines
4D electron microscopy : imaging in space and time by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern electron microscope, as a result of recent revolutionary developments and many evolutionary ones, now yields a wealth of quantitative knowledge pertaining to structure, dynamics, and function barely matched by any other single scientific instrument. It is also poised to contribute much new spatially-resolved and time-resolved insights of central importance in the exploration of most aspects of condensed matter, ranging from the physical to the biological sciences. Whereas in all conventional EM methods, imaging, diffraction, and chemical analysis have been conducted in a static - time-integrated - manner, now it has become possible to unite the time domain with the spatial one, thereby creating four-dimensional (4D) electron microscopy. This advance is based on the fundamental concept of timed, coherent single-electron packets, or electron pulses, which are liberated with femtosecond durations. Structural phase transitions, mechanical deformations, and the embryonic stages of melting and crystallization are examples of phenomena that can now be imaged in unprecedented structural detail with high spatial resolution, and ten orders of magnitude as fast as hitherto. No monograph in existence attempts to cover the revolutionary dimensions that EM in its various modes of operation nowadays makes possible. The authors of this book chart these developments, and also compare the merits of coherent electron waves with those of synchrotron radiation. They judge it prudent to recall some important basic procedural and theoretical aspects of imaging and diffraction so that the reader may better comprehend the significance of the new vistas and applications now afoot. This book is not a vade mecum - numerous other texts are available for the practitioner for that purpose. It is instead an in-depth expose of the paradigm concepts and the developed techniques that can now be executed to gain new knowledge in the entire
Femtochemistry : with the Nobel lecture of A. Zewail( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributions collected here from expert femtochemists provide an insight into this area of interdisciplinary research. The range extends from femtochemistry in nanohollows to the investigation of the dynamics of biological reactions in the femtosecond range, from ab initio approaches to quantum chemical reaction controls to two-dimensional, nonlinear optical spectroscopy in liquids. This overview of the current level of research is rounded off with A. Zewail's Nobel prize-winning lecture
Photochemistry and photobiology : proceedings of the international conference held at the University of Alexandria, Egypt, January 5-10, 1983 by International conference on photochemistry and photobiology( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in laser spectroscopy I, August 23-24, 1977, San Diego, California by Advances in Laser Spectroscopy I( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4D visualization of matter : recent collected works by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology is an exposé of the Collected Works that have emerged over the past decade from Caltech. Through recent publications, the volume provides overviews of the principles, the electron-based techniques, and the applications made."--
Voyage through time : walks of life to the Nobel Prize by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a beginning in an Egyptian delta town and the port of Alexandria to the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage through time his own life and the split-second world of the femtosecond. In this endearing exposé of his life and work until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, he draws lessons from his life story so far, and he meditates on the impact which the revolution in science has had on our modern world in both developed and developing countries. What makes the book enchanting and engaging is Zewail's emphasis on the human dimension and his unique ability to paint the journey of Life and Science with insightful analogies and ingenious metaphors. But this inspiring book goes far beyond the usual province of an autobiography. Zewail integrates the two worlds he equally belongs to Egypt and America and, despite differences, he emphasizes the confluence of the two cultures the East and the West. He rejects the view that the current state of the world is due to a clash of civilizations or a conflict of religions, and suggests a concrete course of action for the world of the have-nots. The book ends with his road map for a partnership between developed and developing worlds. Throughout the book, Zewail takes on the mantle of philosopher, historian and even political and economic adviser
Reflections on world affairs : peace and politics by Ahmed H Zewail( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, the collected work, is an assemblage of the author's "Reflections on World Affairs : Peace and Politics." The focus is on education, science for the have-nots--as well as for the haves--and science in diplomacy. Prof. Zewail believes that the use of the 'soft power' of education, diplomacy, and economic development is far more effective, and much less expensive, than the hegemony of military aggression or politicized foreign aid. From his unique position straddling between East and West cultures and values, it is clear that most problems in our world arise from 'not knowing' and 'not having.' It follows that education is critical, not only for enlightenment, or 'knowing, ' but also for boosting productivity and enhancing 'having'"--Provided by publisher
Zuwayl : amīr al-kīmiyāʼ by Hishām Ḥadīdī( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aḥmad Zuwayl; Nobel Prize for chemistry winner; memoirs
Nonradiative processes : papers in honour of J. Kommandeur on the occasion of his 60th birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cairo Review of Global Affairs : 1/Spring 2011( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser and molecular beam studies of chemical reaction dynamics( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aḥmad Zuwayl wa-al-ṭarīq ilá Nūbil( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in laser chemistry : proceedings of the conference; Pasadena - Calif., March 20-22, 1978( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in German and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultrafast phenomena VII : proceedings of the 7th international conference, Monterey, CA, May 14-17, 1990 by C. B Harris( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent improvements in the performance of light sources, i.e. reduction in pulse length and increases in wavelength range and power levels, have led to ultrafast technology becoming a basic tool in a wide variety of scientific fields. This book describes the remarkable technological improvements and results of new applications in the natural sciences and various engineering fields
Femtochemistry and femtobiology : ultrafast dynamics in molecular science : University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, September 2-6, 2001 by Abderrazzak Douhal( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of papers from a conference held in Toledo, Spain, in September 2001. The contributions are from international scientists and they examine the state-of-the-art of femtochemistry and femtobiology at the beginning of the new millennium. There are reviews and papers on ultrafast dynamics in molecular science. The coverage of topics highlights several important features of molecular science from the viewpoint of structure (space domain) and dynamics (time domain). First of all, the text presents developments, such as experimental techniques for understanding ultrafast processes in gas, condensed and complex systems, including biological molecules, surfaces and nanostructures. At the same time it stresses the different ways to control the rates and pathways of reactive events in chemistry and biology. Particular emphasis is given to biological processes as an area where femtodynamics is becoming very useful for resolving the structural dynamics from techniques such as electron diffraction, and X-ray and IR spectroscopy. Finally, developments in quantum control (in both theory and experiment) and the experimental pulse-shaping techniques are described
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Physical biology : from atoms to medicine4D electron microscopy : imaging in space and timeFemtochemistry : with the Nobel lecture of A. ZewailVoyage through time : walks of life to the Nobel PrizeThe Cairo Review of Global Affairs : 1/Spring 2011