Manne Siegbahn - Nobel Laureate in 1924

Manne Siegbahn (1886 - 1978) is one of the four Swedish Nobel laureates in physics so far. He was awarded the prize of 1924, and the motivation for the prize was: "For his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy". Manne Siegbahn has played an important role in the development of modern physics in Sweden.

At the time of his Nobel Prize, Manne Siegbahn was working at Uppsala University. In 1937 the Research Institute for Experimental Physics of the Royal Academy of Sciences was founded in Frescati, Stockholm. A special professorial chair was created at the Royal Academy of Sciences for Manne Siegbahn, who was the first director of the Research Institute. The Manne Siegbahn Laboratory of today, which belongs to Stockholm University, originates from the Research Institute for Experimental Physics.

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Manne Siegbahn