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Sweden: Culture#

World Heritage#

Nobel Prize Winners (31)#

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"
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"

Partial List of Famous People#

Simple Format: For each person type just one entry in the following form:
[family name, prenames of person (optional: profession in brackets)|URL pointing to an English description of person] and then click at Submit.
An example for Kurt Gödel would look like this:
[Goedel, Kurt (logician)|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Gödel] followed by a click on Submit.
more URL Format: For each person type just one entry in the following form:
family name, prenames of person (optional: profession in brackets) [German version|URL pointing to German description of person], [English version|URL pointing to an English description of person] and then click at Submit.
An example for Gödel, Kurt would look like this:
Goedel, Kurt (logician) [German version|Wissenssammlungen/Biographien/Gödel,_Kurt], [English version|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_G%C3%B6del] followed by a click on Submit.
Observe that family names of persons are listed first seperated by a comma from the prenames. Followed by URL and the usual form of a link, i.e. [ at the beginning, a | after the name and a ] after the URL.

Field Medal Winners#

Lars Hörmander1962"Stockholm University

Wolf Prize Winner#

Lars HormanderMathematics1988THE 1988 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS The Prize Committee in Mathematics has unanimously decided that the 1988 Wolf Foundation Prize be equally shared for fundamental work in modern analysis, in particular, the application of pseudo differential and Fourier integral operators to linear partial differential equations.
Lennart A. E. CarlesonMathematics1992THE 1992 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN MATHEMATICS The Mathematics Prize Committee has unanimously selected the following scientist to equally share the Wolf Prize for 1992: for his fundamental contributions to Fourier analysis, complex analysis, quasiconformal mappings and dynamical systems;
Arvid CarlssonMedicine1979THE 1979 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN MEDICINE The Wolf Foundation Prize Committee in Medicine has decided that the Prize in Medicine for 1979 shall be equally shared for his studies on the functional differentiation of the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
Prof. Leif AnderssonAgriculture2014From Uppsala University, Sweden For providing groundbreaking contributions to plant and animal sciences, respectively, by using modern technologies of genomic research.
Claes T. OldenburgPainting1989THE 1989 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN ARTS (SCULPTURE) who, over some three decades, has invested prosaic objects with historic and mythical allusions. For all the simplicity of their subject matter, they are statements about metamorphosis and invite the observer to reflect upon life´s processes.
Ralph ErskineArchitecture1984THE 1983/4 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN ARTS (ARCHITECTURE) for his fundamental contribution to contemporary architecture, based on his creative spirit, solving human problems in a highly original formal language.