Sweden: Culture#

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Nobel Prize Winners (32)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
Hannes Olof Gösta AlfvénPhysics1970"for fundamental work and discoveries in magnetohydro-dynamics with fruitful applications in different parts of plasma physics"
Klas Pontus ArnoldsonPeace1908
Svante August ArrheniusChemistry1903"in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation"
Sune K. BergströmMedicine1982"for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances"
Karl Hjalmar BrantingPeace1921
Arvid CarlssonMedicine2000"for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system"
Nils Gustaf DalénPhysics1912"for his invention of automatic regulators for use in conjunction with gas accumulators for illuminating lighthouses and buoys"
George de HevesyChemistry1943"for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes"
Ragnar GranitMedicine1967"for their discoveries concerning the primary physiological and chemical visual processes in the eye"
Allvar GullstrandMedicine1911"for his work on the dioptrics of the eye"
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl HammarskjöldPeace1961
Eyvind JohnsonLiterature1974"for a narrative art, far-seeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom"
Erik Axel KarlfeldtLiterature1931"The poetry of Erik Axel Karlfeldt"
Pär Fabian LagerkvistLiterature1951"for the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavours in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind"
Selma Ottilia Lovisa LagerlöfLiterature1909"in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings"
Tomas LindahlChemistry2015"for mechanistic studies of DNA repair"
Harry MartinsonLiterature1974"for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos"
Alva MyrdalPeace1982
Gunnar MyrdalEconomics1974"for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena"
Bertil OhlinEconomics1977"for their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements"
Bengt I. SamuelssonMedicine1982"for their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances"
Karl Manne Georg SiegbahnPhysics1924"for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy"
Kai M. SiegbahnPhysics1981"for his contribution to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy"
Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) SöderblomPeace1930
The (Theodor) SvedbergChemistry1926"for his work on disperse systems"
Axel Hugo Theodor TheorellMedicine1955"for his discoveries concerning the nature and mode of action of oxidation enzymes"
Arne Wilhelm Kaurin TiseliusChemistry1948"for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins"
Tomas TranströmerLiterature2011"because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality"
Ulf von EulerMedicine1970"for their discoveries concerning the humoral transmittors in the nerve terminals and the mechanism for their storage, release and inactivation"
Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-ChelpinChemistry1929"for their investigations on the fermentation of sugar and fermentative enzymes"
Carl Gustaf Verner von HeidenstamLiterature1916"in recognition of his significance as the leading representative of a new era in our literature"
Torsten N. WieselMedicine1981"for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system"