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Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn (born April 20, 1918) is a Swedish physicist. He earned his doctorate at the University of Stockholm in 1944. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow for their work in spectroscopy. Siegbahn developed techniques for chemical analysis using high-resolution electron spectroscopy. Kai Siegbahn is currently active as a scientist at the Ångstrom Laboratory at Uppsala University.

His father Manne Siegbahn won the same Nobel Prize in 1924.


  • Lindblom-Prize, 1945
  • Björkén-Prize, 1955 & 1977
  • Celsius Medal, 1962
  • Sixten Heyman Award, University Göteborg, 1971
  • Harrison Howe Award, Rochester, 1973
  • Maurice F. Hasler Award, Cleveland, 1975
  • Chandler Medal, Columbia University New York, 1976
  • Torbern-Bergman-Medal, 1979
  • Pittsburgh Award of Spectroscopy, 1982
  • Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981


  • Kai Manne Boerje Siegbahn
  • his contribution to the development of high- resolution electron spectroscopy.

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