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  • AZ Foundation and Prizes
  • The Ahmed Zewail Foundation for Knowledge and Development was established through the American University in Cairo as a non-profit, non-political organization with the purpose of disseminating useful knowledge. The Foundation currently provides prizes for young people who "demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the pursuit of scientific inquiry and the affirmation of humanistic values". In addition, at the Opera House one prize is given annualy for outstanding achievements and creativity in the arts.

    Three Zewail prizes have also been established for outstanding achievements in science and technology by the American Chemical Society, by Elsevier, and by the Wayne State University. The prizes honor scientists from around the world for their creative contrubutions.

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