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

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

Johannes RydbergJohannes Rydberg
08 November 1854
Physicist
Hugo TheorellHugo Theorell
06 July 1903
Swedish scientist

Manne SiegbahnManne Siegbahn
03 December 1886
Physicist
Nick BostromNick Bostrom
10 March 1973
Philosopher, University teacher, Computer

Emanuel SwedenborgEmanuel Swedenborg
29 January 1688
Scientist, Philosopher, Theologian

Max TegmarkMax Tegmark
05 May 1967
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist
Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius
20 August 1779
Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher

Carl Wilhelm ScheeleCarl Wilhelm Scheele
09 December 1742
chemist, pharmacist
Peter SundePeter Sunde
13 September 1978
Computer scientist, Politician

Gottfrid SvartholmGottfrid Svartholm
17 October 1984
Computer scientist

George de HevesyGeorge de Hevesy
01 August 1885
Chemist, University teacher
Niklas ZennströmNiklas Zennström
16 February 1966
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Computer scientist

Harry NyquistHarry Nyquist
07 February 1889
Physicist, Computer scientist, Engineer,
Hannes AlfvénHannes Alfvén
30 May 1908
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Engineer,

Fredrik NeijFredrik Neij
27 April 1978
Engineer, Computer scientist

Christer FuglesangChrister Fuglesang
18 March 1957
Physicist, Astronaut, Blogger, Author

Ivar JacobsonIvar Jacobson
02 September 1939
Computer scientist, Engineer, Inventor
Adolf Erik NordenskiöldAdolf Erik Nordenskiöld
18 November 1832
Geologist
Arvid CarlssonArvid Carlsson
25 January 1923
Physician, Neuroscientist, Pharmacologist,

Carolus LinnaeusCarolus Linnaeus
23 May 1707
Botanist

Kai SiegbahnKai Siegbahn
20 April 1918
Physicist

Theodor SvedbergTheodor Svedberg
30 August 1884
Chemist
Arne TiseliusArne Tiselius
10 August 1902
Biochemist

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

Nils Gustaf DalénNils Gustaf Dalén
30 November 1869
 

Anders Jonas ÅngströmAnders Jonas Ångström
13 August 1814
Swedish physicist