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Egypt: Culture#

World Heritage#

Nobel Prize Winners (6)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
NameCategoryYearMotivation
Mohamed Anwar al-SadatPeace1978
Yasser ArafatPeace1994"for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East"
Mohamed ElBaradeiPeace2005"for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way"
Dorothy Crowfoot HodgkinChemistry1964"for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances"
Naguib MahfouzLiterature1988"who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind"
Ahmed H. ZewailChemistry1999"for his studies of the transition states of chemical reactions using femtosecond spectroscopy"

Partial List of Famous People#

Wolf Prize Winner#

NameCategoryYearMotivation
Ahmed H. ZewailChemistry1993THE 1993 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY The Prize Committee in Chemistry has unanimously decided that the Wolf Prize for 1993 be awarded for using ultrafast lasers in femtosecond time resolved measurements of the evolution of chemical reactions - thus obtaining the first direct observation of bond breakage in a molecule.