Theodor Svedberg

1884 - 1971

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Theodor Svedberg (30 August 1884 – 25 February 1971) was a Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate for his research on colloids and proteins using the ultracentrifuge. Svedberg was active at Uppsala University from the mid 1900s to late 1940s. While at Uppsala, Svedberg started as a docent before becoming the university's physical chemistry head in 1912. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theodor Svedberg has received more than 88,279 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Theodor Svedberg is the 57th most popular chemist (down from 51st in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Sweden (down from 60th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swedish Chemist.

Theodor Svedberg was a Swedish scientist who is most famous for his work in the field of colloid chemistry. He is credited with inventing the ultracentrifuge, which is a device used to separate particles in a fluid by their size.

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Among chemists, Theodor Svedberg ranks 57 out of 510Before him are Paul Karrer, Claude Louis Berthollet, Hermann Staudinger, Gertrude B. Elion, Adolf Butenandt, and Fritz Pregl. After him are Karl Ziegler, Michel Eugène Chevreul, John Stith Pemberton, Gerty Cori, Casimir Funk, and Dorothy Hodgkin.

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Among people born in 1884, Theodor Svedberg ranks 20Before him are Walther von Reichenau, Gaston Bachelard, Theodor Heuss, Auguste Piccard, Hermann Rorschach, and Yevgeny Zamyatin. After him are Lion Feuchtwanger, Casimir Funk, Edward Sapir, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Friedrich Bergius, and Rudolf Bultmann. Among people deceased in 1971, Theodor Svedberg ranks 23Before him are Gotthard Heinrici, Giorgos Seferis, Lin Biao, Rudolf Abel, Paul Karrer, and Mátyás Rákosi. After him are Donald Winnicott, Franz Stangl, Wendell Meredith Stanley, Arne Tiselius, Lothar Rendulic, and Johannes Frießner.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Theodor Svedberg ranks 73 out of 1,296Before him are Louise of Sweden (1851), Olof Skötkonung (980), Sven Hedin (1865), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1864), Bibi Andersson (1935), and Axel Oxenstierna (1583). After him are Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Klas Pontus Arnoldson (1844), Gustaf Dalén (1869), Eyvind Johnson (1900), Marie Taglioni (1804), and Olaus Magnus (1490).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Theodor Svedberg ranks 4Before him are Alfred Nobel (1833), Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), and Svante Arrhenius (1859). After him are Arne Tiselius (1902), Sune Bergström (1916), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Torbern Bergman (1735), Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), and Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797).