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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 101,563 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Theodor Svedberg is the 44th most popular chemist (up from 57th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 73rd 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 44 out of 509Before him are Walther Nernst, Gertrude B. Elion, Henrik Dam, Ilya Prigogine, Frederick Soddy, and Victor Grignard. After him are William Crookes, Gerty Cori, Paul Karrer, Joseph Black, Francis William Aston, and Tu Youyou.

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Among people born in 1884, Theodor Svedberg ranks 15Before him are İsmet İnönü, Édouard Daladier, Peter Debye, Max Brod, Franz Halder, and Theodor Heuss. After him are Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, Walther von Reichenau, Hermann Rorschach, Friedrich Bergius, and Otto Fritz Meyerhof. Among people deceased in 1971, Theodor Svedberg ranks 11Before him are Jim Morrison, György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, and Fernandel. After him are Rudolf Abel, Paul Karrer, Lin Biao, Mátyás Rákosi, Wilhelm List, and Gotthard Heinrici.

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Among people born in Sweden, Theodor Svedberg ranks 60 out of 1,612Before him are Gunnar Nordahl (1921), Dolph Lundgren (1957), Manne Siegbahn (1886), Allvar Gullstrand (1862), Henning Mankell (1948), and Björn Borg (1956). After him are Stellan Skarsgård (1951), Zlatan Ibrahimović (1981), Gunnar Myrdal (1898), Folke Bernadotte (1895), Anders Jonas Ångström (1814), and Carl Larsson (1853).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

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