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Theodor Svedberg

Theodor Svedberg
Born 30 August 1884(1884-08-30)
Fleräng, Valbo, Gävleborg, Sweden
Died February 25, 1971 (aged 86)
Kopparberg, Sweden
Residence Sweden
Nationality Sweden
Field Biochemistry
Institutions University of Uppsala
Alma mater University of Uppsala, Gustaf Werner Institute for Nuclear Chemistry
Notable students   Arne Tiselius
Known for analytical ultracentrifugation
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1926)

Theodor (The) Svedberg (August 30, 1884February 25, 1971) was a Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate. His work with colloids supported the theories of Brownian motion put forward by Einstein and the Polish geophysicist Marian Smoluchowski. During this work, he developed the technique of analytical ultracentrifugation, and demonstrated its utility in distinguishing pure proteins one from another.

The unit svedberg (symbol S), a unit of time amounting to 10-13 s or 100 fs, is named after him.


Theodor Svedberg, Chemistry Stamps

1926 Nobel Prize, "for his work on disperse systems"


* Svedberg's Nobel Foundation biography


* Stig Claesson; Kai O. Pedersen. "The Svedberg. 1884-1971". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 18: 594-627..

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