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Manne Siegbahn

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Dates

December 3, 1886 – September 26, 1978

Authorized Form of Name

Siegbahn, Manne, 1886-1978

Additional Forms of Names

Siegbahn, Karl

Siegbahn, Karl Manne Georg, 1886-1978

Biography

Abstract

Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1924 "for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy." Siegbahn was largely responsible for the growth and development of physics in Sweden.

Important Dates

December 3, 1886Birth, Örebro (Sweden).

1907 – 1911Research Assistant to J. R. Rydberg, University of Lund, Lund (Sweden).

1911Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Lund, Lund (Sweden).

1911 – 1923Docent (1911-1915); Deputy Professor of Physics (1915-1920); and Professor of Physics (1920-1923), University of Lund, Lund (Sweden).

1912Began his research work on X-ray spectroscopy, which was the focus of a large portion of his career, Lund (Sweden).

1916Discovered the M Series of wavelengths in X-ray emissions.

1923Professor of Physics, University of Uppsala, Uppsala (Sweden).

1924Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy".

1924 – 1925Travelling Lectureship around major U.S. universities, Rockefeller Foundation.

1934Awarded the Hughes Medal, Royal Society.

1937 – 1964Research Professor of Experimental Physics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm (Sweden).

1937 – 1975Director, Nobel Institute of Physics (renamed the Manne Siegbahn Institute in 1988), Stockholm (Sweden).

1938 – 1947President, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

1939Member, International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

1940Awarded the Rumford Medal, Royal Society.

1944Patented the Seigbahn pump.

1948Awarded the Duddell Medal and Prize, Physical Society, London.

1954Foreign Member, Royal Society.

September 26, 1978Death, Stockholm (Sweden).

Occupation

Experimental physicist.

Places

Graduate Education

Lund (Sweden)

Employment

Lund (Sweden)

Uppsala (Sweden)

Stockholm (Sweden)

Death

Stockholm (Sweden)

Birth

Örebro (Sweden)

Subjects

X-ray spectroscopy

Relationships

People

Family

Högbom, Karin

Wife, married 1914.

Siegbahn, Kai, 1918-2007

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Alfvén, Hannes

Advised by Siegbahn at Uppsala universitet.

Malmer, Ivar, 1884-1949

Collaborated on research regarding K Series of zirconium to neodymium.

Rydberg, J. R. (Johannes Robert), 1854-1919

Advisor at University of Lund.

Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951

Collaborated on X radiation research.

Yost, Don M.

Advised by Siegbahn at University of Uppsala.

Additional

Ångström, Anders, 1888-1981

Ångström, Knut, 1857-1910

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942

Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971

Broglie, Louis de, 1892-1987

Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916-

Coster, Dirk, 1889-1950

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985

Friesen, Sten von

Friman, Einar

Hasselberg, B.(Bernhard), 1848-1922.

Hopkins, B. S. (B. Smith)

Klein, Oskar

Kossel, Walther

Moseley, H. G. J. (Henry Gwyn Jeffreys), 1887-1915

Rasmussen, Ebbe, 1901-

Richardson, O. W. (Owen Willans), 1879-1959

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Stenstrom, Karl Wilhelm, 1891-1973

Thalén, Rob. (Robert), 1827-1905

Institutions

Major Positions

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

President.

Kungl. Svenska vetenskapsakademien

Research Professor of Experimental Physics and Director, Nobel Institute of Physics.

Lunds universitet

Received PhD in Physics (1911). Assistant Researcher; Docent; Deputy Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Physical Society (Great Britain)

Awarded the Duddell Medal (1948).

Uppsala universitet

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

International Bureau of Weights and Measures

Member.

Rockefeller Foundation

Travelling Lectureship around major U.S. universities.

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Foreign Member and awarded Hughes Medal (1934) and Rumford Medal (1940).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Manne Siegbahn correspondence with Niels Bohr, 1915-1946.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

O. W. Richardson papers, 1897-1959 (bulk 1920-1940).

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713-7219, USA

Subject

B. Smith Hopkins papers, 1917-1963.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Ebbe Rasmussen papers, 1928-1952.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jesse W. M. DuMond papers, 1912-1976.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, 1903-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oral history interview with Betty Compton, 1968 April 11 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Louis de Broglie, 1963 January 7 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Oskar Benjamin Klein, 1962 September 25 to 16 July 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Paul Peter Ewald, 1968 May 17 and 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sten von Friesen, 1971 October 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Scientific correspondence [microform], 1907-1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Spektroskopie der röntgenstrahlen / von dr. Manne Siegbahn …

The spectroscopy of X-rays / by Manne Siegbahn ... translated with the author's additions by George A. Lindsay …

Untersuchungen über die beschaffenheit der emissionsspektren der chemischen elemente / von J.R. Rydberg ; Am 13 november 1889 der Kgl. schwedischer akademie der wissenschaften überreichte abhandlung ; Aus dem französischen übers von A. von Oettingen ; Hrsg. von Manne Siegbahn und A. v. Oettingen ; mit 7 figuren auf zwei tafelbeilagen.

Subject

Manne Siegbahn biography.

Manne Siegbahn Nobel Prize biography.

Manne Siegbahn Physics Today obituary.

Manne Siegbahn, 1886-3/12-1951 : Redaktionskommitten : Lars Melander, med flera.