Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981 (1918 - 2007) MP

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Birthplace: Lund, Lund, Sweden
Death: Died in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Occupation: Physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981
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About Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981

Kai Manne Börje Siegbahn (20 April 1918 – 20 July 2007) was a Swedish physicist. Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1981 (Jointly) "for his contribution to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy"

Siegbahn was born in Lund, Sweden, son of Manne Siegbahn the 1924 physics Nobel Prize winner. Siegbahn earned his doctorate at the University of Stockholm in 1944. He was professor at the Royal Institute of Technology 1951-1954, and then professor of experimental physics at Uppsala University 1954-1984, which was the same chair his father had held. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Arthur Schawlow for their work in laser spectroscopy.

Siegbahn obtained the Nobel Prize for developing the method of Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), now usually described as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). At the time of his death he was still active as a scientist at the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University.

Awards

The Lindblom Prize 1945; Björkén Prize 1955; Celsius Medal 1962; Sixten Heyman Award, University of Gothenburg 1971; Harrison Howe Award, Rochester 1973; Maurice F. Hasler Award, Cleveland 1975; Charles Frederick Chandler Medal, Columbia University, New York 1976; Björkén Prize 1977; Torbern Bergman Medal 1979; Pittsburgh Award of Spectroscopy 1982;


Doctor of Science, honoris cause:

University of Durham 1972; University of Basel 1980; University of Liège 1981; Upsala College, New Jersey, 1982;

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1918
April 20, 1918
Lund, Lund, Sweden
2007
July 20, 2007
Age 89
Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
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