Sweden has had a long history of inventions and discoveries. Ever since the 17th century, Swedish scientists have played an instrumental role in the industrial, economic and cultural development of the country and the world at large. From Anders Celsius and his invention of the 100 point thermometer scale to the current day Adam Dunkels and his invention of MicroIP that allows car keys and credit cards to communicate using Internet Protocol, Sweden has had a bevy of scientists who have been breeding on innovation and invention. The pacemaker that regulates the heartbeat was invented by the Swedish scientist Rune Elmqvist and so was ultrasound by Swedish physician and scientist Inge Edler. Motor vehicle safety reached a new level with the invention of the three-point seat belt. Do you know that Swedish inventor Nil Bohlin’s safety belt safeguards one life every six minutes? Thanks to the revolutionary paper packing system of TetraPak, we no longer have to carry our liquids and semi-liquids in glass bottles. Conceptualised by Erik Wallenberg and produced by Ruben Rausing, TetraPak has highly influenced modern lifestyle. To know more interesting facts about famous Swedish scientists, their life, their discoveries and findings and their research, read further.
Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus
23 May 1707
Botanist
Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel
21 October 1833
 

Svante ArrheniusSvante Arrhenius
19 February 1859
Scientist

Anders CelsiusAnders Celsius
27 November 1701
Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician

Torsten WieselTorsten Wiesel
03 June 1924
Neurophysiologist

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
08 November 1854
Physicist
Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886
Physicist

Ragnar GranitRagnar Granit
30 October 1900
Physiologist

Ulf von EulerUlf von Euler
07 February 1905
Physiologist and Pharmacologist
Sune BergströmSune Bergström
16 January 1916
Biochemist

Bengt I. SamuelssonBengt I. Samuelsson
21 May 1934
Biochemist
Hugo TheorellHugo Theorell
06 July 1903
Swedish scientist

Nick BostromNick Bostrom
10 March 1973
Philosopher, University teacher, Computer

Max TegmarkMax Tegmark
05 May 1967
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist

Peter SundePeter Sunde
13 September 1978
Computer scientist, Politician

Gottfrid SvartholmGottfrid Svartholm
17 October 1984
Computer scientist
Carl Wilhelm ScheeleCarl Wilhelm Scheele
09 December 1742
chemist, pharmacist

Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius
20 August 1779
Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

Fredrik NeijFredrik Neij
27 April 1978
Engineer, Computer scientist

Niklas ZennströmNiklas Zennström
16 February 1966
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Computer scientist
Harry NyquistHarry Nyquist
07 February 1889
Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer,

Ivar JacobsonIvar Jacobson
02 September 1939
Computer scientist, Engineer, Inventor
Vagn Walfrid EkmanVagn Walfrid Ekman
03 May 1874
Oceanographer

Hannes AlfvénHannes Alfvén
30 May 1908
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Engineer,

Christer FuglesangChrister Fuglesang
18 March 1957
Physicist, Astronaut, Blogger, Author
Anders Jonas ÅngströmAnders Jonas Ångström
13 August 1814
Swedish physicist

Adolf Erik NordenskiöldAdolf Erik Nordenskiöld
18 November 1832
Geologist
Kai SiegbahnKai Siegbahn
20 April 1918
Physicist

Lennart NilssonLennart Nilsson
24 August 1922
Photographer

Arvid CarlssonArvid Carlsson
25 January 1923
Physician, Neuroscientist, Pharmacologist,
Tomas LindahlTomas Lindahl
28 January 1938
Scientist

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Carolus LinnaeusCarolus Linnaeus
23 May 1707
Botanist
Arne TiseliusArne Tiselius
10 August 1902
Biochemist

Theodor SvedbergTheodor Svedberg
30 August 1884
Chemist

Christopher PolhemChristopher Polhem
18 December 1661
Scientist

Lars HörmanderLars Hörmander
24 January 1931
Mathematician
Gösta Mittag-LefflerGösta Mittag-Leffler
16 March 1846
Mathematician
Elias Magnus FriesElias Magnus Fries
15 August 1794
Mycologist

Hans von Euler-ChelpinHans von Euler-Chelpin
15 February 1873
Biochemist

Lennart CarlesonLennart Carleson
18 March 1928
Mathematician

Otto NordenskjöldOtto Nordenskjöld
06 December 1869
Geologist
Georg BrandtGeorg Brandt
26 June 1694
Chemist

Axel Fredrik CronstedtAxel Fredrik Cronstedt
23 December 1722
Mineralogist and chemist

Eva EkebladEva Ekeblad
10 July 1724
Scientist

Carl Edvard JohanssonCarl Edvard Johansson
15 March 1864
Inventor

Johan Gunnar AnderssonJohan Gunnar Andersson
03 July 1874
Archaeologist
Per Teodor ClevePer Teodor Cleve
10 February 1840
Chemist

Carl Gustaf MosanderCarl Gustaf Mosander
10 September 1797
Chemist
Johan Gottlieb GahnJohan Gottlieb Gahn
19 August 1745
Chemist

Carl-Gustaf RossbyCarl-Gustaf Rossby
28 December 1898
Meteorologist

Georg StiernhielmGeorg Stiernhielm
07 August 1598
Civil servant
Charles De GeerCharles De Geer
30 January 1720
Industrialist

Erik Ivar FredholmErik Ivar Fredholm
07 April 1866
Mathematician
Anders RetziusAnders Retzius
13 October 1796
Professor

Tor BergeronTor Bergeron
15 August 1891
Meteorologist

Peter Jacob HjelmPeter Jacob Hjelm
02 October 1746
Chemist

Waldemar LindgrenWaldemar Lindgren
14 February 1860
Geologist

Bengt StrömgrenBengt Strömgren
21 January 1908
Astronomer
Bertil LindbladBertil Lindblad
26 November 1895
Astronomer

Torbjörn CasperssonTorbjörn Caspersson
15 October 1910
Geneticist

Alfred Elis TörnebohmAlfred Elis Törnebohm
16 October 1838
Geologist

Torbern Olof BergmanTorbern Olof Bergman
20 March 1735
Chemist and naturalist
Anders Gustav EkebergAnders Gustav Ekeberg
16 January 1767
Chemist