Voyage Through Time: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize
Oxford University Press, 15. 2. 2004 - Počet stran: 344
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 engaging exposé of his life and work until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, Zewail explores in non-technical language the landscape of molecules glimpsed on the scale of one quadrillionth of a second: the femtosecond, 0. 000 000 000 000 001 second. Zewail enriches the journey into the strange territory of femtochemistry with insightful analogies and illustrations to aid both the general reader and the scientifically inclined. He likewise draws lessons from his life story so far, and he meditates on the impact the revolution in science has had on our modern world in both developed and developing countries. He suggests a concrete course of action for the world of the have-nots, and ends the book with hope for Egypt in developing the nation's greatest natural resource its youth to build a more promising future, and for America to develop a new vision domestically and internationally.
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The Invisible Atom
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Time and Matter
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A Personal Vision
Walks to the Future
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Academy achievements Ahmed Zewail Alexandria Alexandria University Alhazen American Arab world asked atoms award Berkeley billion Cairo California called Caltech camera campus chemical bond coherence concepts conference contributions culture Damanhur Dema Desuq developed world developing countries didn’t discovery dynamics Egypt Egyptian electron energy exciting experience faculty femto femtochemistry femtosecond field friends Galileo gave graduate Grand Collar Hani Hochstrasser honor human Ibn al-Haytham important Institute J.J. Thomson knowledge laboratory laser laureates lectures Linus Pauling Medal Mervat molecular molecules motion Nabeel Naguib Mahfouz Nile Nobel prize observation Pasadena Penn person Ph.D Philadelphia physics postdoctoral fellows President Mubarak Prize in Chemistry probe problem Professor pulse quantum reaction received scale science and technology science base scientific scientists Stockholm structure studies tion transition Umm Kulthum United University of Alexandria wave