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Manne Siegbahn

Manne SiegbahnAKA Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn

Born: 3-Dec-1886
Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden
Died: 26-Sep-1978
Location of death: Stockholm, Sweden
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: Sweden
Executive summary: X-Ray spectroscopy

Military service: Corps of Engineers, 1908-09

Swedish physicist Manne Siegbahn discovered a new group of wavelengths, the 'M' series of x-rays, in 1916. He also developed new apparatus and techniques to determine the wavelengths of x-rays, and improved the accuracy of Bragg's equation for x-ray diffraction. In 1924 he won the Nobel Prize for Physics, and in 1925 he showed that x-rays are refracted as they pass through prisms. His son, Kai M. Siegbahn, was also a Nobel laureate.

Father: Nils Reinhold Georg Siegbahn (railway stationmaster, b. 1855)
Mother: Emma Sofia Mathilda Zetterberg (b. 1854, m. 1884)
Wife: Karin Högbom (m. 1914, two sons)
Son: Bo Lennart Georg Siegbahn (diplomat, b. 25-Feb-1915, d. 7-Jan-2008)
Son: Kai M. Siegbahn (physicist and Nobel laureate, b. 20-Apr-1918, d. 20-Jul-2007)

    High School: Högre Allmänna Realläroverker, Stockholm, Sweden (1906)
    University: BS, University of Lund (1908)
    University: PhD Physics, University of Lund (1911)
    Lecturer: Physics, University of Lund (1911-15)
    Teacher: Physics, University of Lund (1915-20)
    Professor: Physics, University of Lund (1920-23)
    Professor: Physics, University of Uppsala (1923-37)
    Professor: Physics, University of Stockholm (1937-64)
    Administrator: Director, Institute of Physics, University of Stockholm (1937-64)

    Nobel Prize for Physics 1924
    Hughes Medal 1934
    International Bureau of Weights and Measures 1937-56
    International Union of Pure and Applied Physics President, 1938-47
    Rumford Medal 1940
    IOP Duddell Medal 1948
    French Academy of Sciences Foreign Member
    Royal Society 1954
    Royal Society of Edinburgh
    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    German Ancestry
    Swedish Ancestry

Author of books:
Die Elektrische Energieströmung (Supply of Electrical Energy) (1913, non-fiction)
Elektricitet, Materia, Energi (Electricity, Matter, Energy) (1921, non-fiction)
Spektroskopie der Röntgenstrahlen (Spectroscopy of X-Rays) (1923, non-fiction)
Naturlagarna och de Hela Talen (Laws of Nature and Whole Numbers) (1927, non-fiction)

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