Spellbound Episode 1—A Sign on the Door: Ahmed Zewail, Ph.D. (0 Favorites)

VIDEO in Interdisciplinary, History, Chemical Change, Spellbound: How Kids Become Scientists. Last updated June 29, 2020.


Produced for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, the video series Spellbound, tells the story of scientists whose childhood curiosity about everyday things helped them launch careers in the lab, win Nobel Prizes and make other achievements. Their early childhood experiences may encourage young people into careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

This episode features Ahmed Zewail, Ph.D:

  • 1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate
  • Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry & Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology