GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
December 10, 1999: The Egyptian American scientist Ahmed Zewail wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry.

Dr. Zewail won the prize for his studies of the transition states of chemical reactions using femtosecond spectroscopy.

NPR Nobel Prizes in Science
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NPR reports on the year's Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry.