The head of Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mostafa el Feki along with Dima Zewil the wife of the late great Egyptian scientist Ahmed Zewil - Egypt Today.
CAIRO – 30 June 2018: The late Ahmed Zewail, the Egyptian chemist and Nobel prize-winner, had a treasury of books that he kept during his productive life.
His family decided to donate his collection of books to Egypt’s Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Mostafa El – Fiky, the library manager, said on Tuesday.
According to El-Fiky, Zewail’s collection of books was kept in his house in the U.S. and combined several genres such as scientific, literary and historical prints. The scientist’s biography was also found printed in different languages along several volumes of his scientific breakthroughs.
Zewail’s wife, Dema Faham, is the one who donated her late husband’s books to the library. The collection consisted of personal photos of the scientist throughout recognition ceremonies during his significant scientific career.
It is worth noting that Zewail who was also a citizen of the U.S. was assigned as the scientific and technology advisor of the previous president of the U.S. Barrack Obama.
The late scientist was also part of the first scientific envoy from the U.S. to the Middle East.
The scientist received his Nobel Prize in 1999 for his works/invention in Femto-Chemistry: the study that focuses on chemical reactions in very short durations.
Zewail died in 2016 at the age of 70. It is worth noting that Bibliotheca Alexandrina receives donations and collections from different organizations, individuals and entities regularly that enriches the place and offers a vast collection of books for locals and visitors alike