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Voyage through time : walks of life to the Nobel Prize

Author: Ahmed H Zewail
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zewail, Ahmed H.
Voyage through time.
Singapore : World Scientific Pub., ©2002
(DLC) 2003282019
Named Person: Ahmed H Zewail; Ahmed H Zewail
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed H Zewail
ISBN: 1281876860 9781281876867 9789812383402 9812383409 9786611876869 6611876863 9812564470 9789812564474
OCLC Number: 228114314
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Prologue --
First steps: on the banks of the Nile --
The gate to science: the Alexandria years --
The American encounter: independence in Philadelphia --
California gold: from Berkeley to Pasadena --
The invisible atom: close-up at Caltech --
The race against time: six millennia to femtotime --
Time and matter: the femtouniverse in perspective --
On the road to Stockholm: festivities and fairy tales --
A personal vision: the world of the have-nots --
Walks to the future: my hope for Egypt and America --
Epilogue. Success --
is there a formula?
Responsibility: Ahmed Zewail.

Abstract:

Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage through his own life and the world of the femtosecond. Examining his life and work until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, Zewail explores in non-technical  Read more...

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