Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1924 (1886 - 1978) MP

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Birthplace: Örebro, Sweden
Death: Died in Engelbrekt, Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation: Physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics, 1924
Managed by: Yigal Burstein / יגאל בורשטיין
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About Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1924

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1924 was awarded to Manne Siegbahn "for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy".

Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn was born on the 3rd of December, 1886, at Örebro in Sweden. His father was Nils Reinhold Georg Siegbahn, a stationmaster of the State Railways, and his mother was Emma Sofia Mathilda Zetterberg.

As member of the Commission Internationale des Poids et Mesures (1937) he took part in annual meetings of this Commission in Paris; he was elected honorary member of this Commission when he left his membership ( 1956). Siegbahn was President of the International Union of Physics, during the period 1938-1947. Other honours, in addition to the Nobel Prize in Physics (1924) awarded to Professor Siegbahn included the Hughes Medal (1934) and the Rumford Medal (1940) from the Royal Society, London; the Duddel Medal from the Physical Society, London (1948). He is honorary doctor in Freiburg (1931), Bukarest (1942), Oslo (1946), Paris (1952) and the Technical Faculty in Stockholm (1957). He is Member of the Royal Society, London and Edinburgh, of the Academie des Sciences, Paris, and of several other academies.

Professor Siegbahn married Karin Högbom in 1914. They have two sons: Bo (b. 1915), at present (1964) Ambassador at Marocco; and Kai (b. 1918), since 1954 Professor of Physics at the University of Uppsala, on the same Chair that his father held during 1923-1937.

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Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1924's Timeline

1886
December 3, 1886
Örebro, Sweden
1915
February 25, 1915
Age 28
Lund, Lund, Sweden
1918
April 20, 1918
Age 31
Lund, Lund, Sweden
1978
September 26, 1978
Age 91
Engelbrekt, Stockholm, Sweden
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