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Country: Sweden

# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Alfred Nobel

1833-1896
Sweden
Chemistry, Inventions

Invention of dynamite, Nobel Prize
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Oskar Klein

1894-1977
Sweden
Physics

introduced the physical notion of extra dimensions that helped develop the Kaluza-Klein theory
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Janne Rydberg

1854-1919
Sweden
Physics

analyzed the spectra of many elements; discovered many line series were described by a formula that depended on a universal constant (the Rydberg constant)
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Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn

1886-1978
Sweden
Physics

made important experimental contributions to the field of x-ray spectroscopy
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Kai M. Siegbahn

1918-2007
Sweden
Physics

contributed to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy
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Anders Jonas Angstrom

1814-1874
Sweden
Astronomy

discovered hydrogen in the solar spectrum; source of the Angstrom unit
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Hannes Alven

1908-1995
Sweden
Astronomy

developed the theory of magnetohydrodynamics
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Bernhard Schmidt

1879-1935
Sweden
Astronomy

invented and constructed the first Schmidt reflecting telescope using a corrector plate he devised to eliminate aberration of the image
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Gustaf Dalen

1869-
Sweden
Physics


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Svante Arrhenius

1859-1927
Sweden
Chemistry


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