A remembrance of ahmed zewail

Chad A. Mirkin*

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Abstract

Although Ahmed Zewail and I were not close friends in the social sense of the term, we had a tremendous mutual respect for one another and became close colleagues while serving on PCAST, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, during the Obama Administration. Prior to that, I had never met Ahmed but knew of his extraordinary accomplishments and stature through the scientific literature and lore. I entered my first term of service on PCAST with Ahmed in the spring of 2009, and to be honest, I did not know what to expect (see Figure 11.1). The hard-driving, Nobel-Prize-winning scientist from Caltech had a reputation, among some, as someone with strong, unwavering opinions, and I was concerned it might be challenging to work with him. I could not have been more wrong….

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPersonal And Scientific Reminiscences
Subtitle of host publicationTributes To Ahmed Zewail
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Pages73-77
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781786344366
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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