Nobel Prize Ahmed Zewail

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Ahmed Zewail Nobel Prize Winner 709 Words A boy who was named Ahmed Zewail was born February 26, 1946 in Damanhur, the "City of Horus", only 60 km from Alexandria. He lived a good childhood in the City of Disuq, which is the home of the famous mosque, Sidi Ibrahim. He was the only son in a family of three sisters and two loving parents. His father was liked and respected by the community because he was helpful, cheerful and very much enjoyed his life. He worked for the government and also had his own business. His mother was a good natured person and devoted all her life to her children, mainly to Ahmed. His family's dream was to see him receive a high degree and return home to become a university professor. On the door to his study room, a sign was placed reading, "Dr. Ahmed," even though he was still in grade school and far from becoming a doctor. His father lived to see that day, but his uncle Rizk did not. Uncle Rizk was special to his boyhood years and he learned much from him. He appreciated him for critical analyses, an enjoyment of music and of letting him meet with the famous scholars that he had knew. He was respected for his wisdom. Ahmed’s interests were in reading, music, some sports and playing backgammon. But as a young boy it was clear that his interests were in the physical sciences. Mathem...

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