Caltech Chemist Gets Grant From Intel Founder

Pasadena-based Caltech announced yesterday that Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ahmed Zewail has received $18M from the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation to establish a new center for physical biology at the California Insitute of Technology. The new Ultrafast Science and Technology (UST) Center will focus on understanding the dynamic behavior of biological systems by combining physics and chemistry at the molecular level. Zewail received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in the field of femtochemistry. According to the school, the center will combine diffraction, spectroscopy, and microscopy to image biological and molecular structures.