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Kai Siegbahn

1918 - 2007

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Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn (20 April 1918 – 20 July 2007) was a Swedish physicist who was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kai Siegbahn has received more than 126,675 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Kai Siegbahn is the 205th most popular physicist (up from 211th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 126th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Physicist.

Kai Siegbahn is most famous for his work with x-rays. He was the first to demonstrate that x-rays are electromagnetic waves, and he won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1924 for this work.

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Among physicists, Kai Siegbahn ranks 205 out of 717Before him are Arthur Leonard Schawlow, David Lee, Joseph Rotblat, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Armen Sarkissian, and Roy J. Glauber. After him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Herbert Kroemer, Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Simon van der Meer, Jerome Isaac Friedman, and Vitaly Ginzburg.

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Among people born in 1918, Kai Siegbahn ranks 32Before him are W. Eugene Smith, Frederick Reines, Maurice Druon, James Tobin, Ernst Otto Fischer, and Muriel Spark. After him are Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Martin Ryle, Bertram Brockhouse, Pavlik Morozov, Birgit Nilsson, and Jerome Karle. Among people deceased in 2007, Kai Siegbahn ranks 26Before him are Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ryszard Kapuściński, Ike Turner, Barry Nelson, Ernst Otto Fischer, and Momofuku Ando. After him are Nils Liedholm, Richard Rorty, Abdul Rahman Arif, Paul Lauterbur, Stanley Miller, and Lois Maxwell.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Kai Siegbahn ranks 110 out of 1,612Before him are Tomas Lindahl (1938), Lennart Torstensson (1603), Sverker I of Sweden (1100), Stefan Löfven (1957), Ingemar Stenmark (1956), and Carin Göring (1888). After him are Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Södermanland (1884), Nils Liedholm (1922), Catherine of Sweden, Countess Palatine of Kleeburg (1584), Canute I of Sweden (1150), Rudolf Kjellén (1864), and Lasse Hallström (1946).

Among PHYSICISTS In Sweden

Among physicists born in Sweden, Kai Siegbahn ranks 4Before him are Manne Siegbahn (1886), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), and Hannes Alfvén (1908). After him are Rolf Maximilian Sievert (1896), Johannes Rydberg (1854), Gustaf Dalén (1869), Oskar Klein (1894), Christopher Polhem (1661), Knut Ångström (1857), Bert Bolin (1925), and Vagn Walfrid Ekman (1874).