Famous Egyptian Scientists

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 1 Ahmed Zewail

Ahmed Zewail
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Damanhour, Egypt
Died: August 2, 2016

 2 Diophantus

Famous As: Former mathematician, famous for his work in algebra
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

 3 Apollonius of Perga

Apollonius of Perga
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: 0262 BC
Birthplace: Perga
Died: 0190 BC
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 4 W. D. Hamilton

W. D. Hamilton
Famous As: Biologist
Birthdate: August 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: March 7, 2000

 5 Ctesibius of Alexandria

Ctesibius of Alexandria
Famous As: Inventor, Mathematician
Birthdate: 0285 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0222 BC

 6 Pappus of Alexandria

Pappus of Alexandria
Famous As: Mathematician of antiquity, known for his Synagoge or Collection, and for Pappus's hexagon theorem in projective geometry
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0350 AD

 7 Hamed Abdel-Samad

Hamed Abdel-Samad
Famous As: Political scientist
Birthdate: February 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Giza, Egypt
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 8 Taher Elgamal

Taher Elgamal
Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician
Birthdate: August 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cairo

Taher Elgamal is an Egyptian entrepreneur and cryptographer. Widely regarded as the father of SSL, Elgamal is best known for his work at Netscape Communications Corporation where he developed Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which helped establish a secure and private communications on the Internet. In 2019, Taher Elgamal was honored with the prestigious Marconi Prize along with Paul Kocher.  

 9 Theon of Alexandria

Theon of Alexandria
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 0335 AD
Birthplace: Roman Empire
Died: 0405 AD

Theon of Alexandria was a Greek mathematician and scholar. He is credited with editing and arranging Euclid's prominent work Elements. He also wrote commentaries on works by Ptolemy and Euclid. Theon of Alexandria's daughter Hypatia also went on to become a famed mathematician.

 10 Sosigenes of Alexandria

Sosigenes of Alexandria
Famous As: Astronomer mathematician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

 11 Tamim al-Barghouti

Tamim al-Barghouti
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 12 Menelaus of Alexandria

Menelaus of Alexandria
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 0070 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0140 AD

Menelaus of Alexandria was a Greek astronomer and mathematician. Sphaerica, his only book to have survived in the form of an Arabic translation, deals with the geometry of the sphere and introduces the concept of spherical triangle. The Arabic version of the book was translated again by Francesco Maurolico, a 16th century mathematician and astronomer.

 13 Ad-Damīrī

Famous As: Muslim theologian
Birthdate: 1344 AD
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: October 27, 1405

 14 Mostafa Kamal Tolba

Mostafa Kamal Tolba
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: December 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: March 28, 2016

 15 Alam al-Din al-Hanafi

Alam al-Din al-Hanafi
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: 1178 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 1251 AD