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Nobel Prize Winners in Sweden

Year Name Rational
1981Kai Manne B?rje SiegbahnFor his contribution to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy
1970Hannes Olof G?sta AlfvenFor fundamental work and discoveries in magneto-hydrodynamics with fruitful applications in different parts of plasma physics
1924Manne SiegbahnFor his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy
1912Nils Gustaf DalenFor his invention of automatic valves designed to be used in combination with gas accumulators in lighthouses and buoys

Chemistry Nobel Prize Winners in Sweden

Year Name Rational
1948Arne Wilhelm Kaurin TiseliusFor his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins
1926The (Theodor) SvedbergFor his work on disperse systems
1903Svante August ArrheniusFor his electrolytic theory of dissociation

Economics Nobel Prize Winners in Sweden

Year Name Rational
1977Bertil OhlinFor their pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements
1974Gunnar MyrdalFor their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.

Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize Winners in Sweden

Year Name Rational
2000Arvid CarlssonFor their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system
1982Sune K. Bergstr?mFor their discoveries concerning prostaglandins and related biologically active substances
Bengt I. Samuelsson
1981Torsten N. Wiesel
1970Ulf von Euler
1955Axel Hugo Theodor TheorellFor his discoveries concerning the nature and mode of action of oxidation enzymes
1911Allvar GullstrandFor his work on the dioptrics of the eye

Peace Nobel Prize Winners in Sweden

Year Name Rational
1982Alva MyrdalFor their magnificent work in the disarmament negotiations of the United Nations, where they have both played crucial roles and won international recognition
1961Dag Hammarskj?ldSecretary General of the U.N., awarded "for strengthening the organization."
1930Nathan S?derblomFor his efforts to involve the churches not only in work for ecumenical unity, but also for world peace
1921Hjalmar BrantingFor his work in the League of Nations
1908Klas Pontus ArnoldsonFor his work as founder of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration League

Literature Nobel Prize Winners in Sweden

Year Name Language Rational
2011Tomas Transtr?merSwedishBecause, through his condensed, transluscent images, he gives us fresh access to reality
1974Eyvind JohnsonSwedishFor a narrative art, farseeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom
Harry MartinsonFor writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos
1966Nelly SachsFor her outstanding lyrical and dramatic writing, which interprets Israel's destiny with touching strength
1951P?r LagerkvistSwedishFor the artistic vigour and true independence of mind with which he endeavours in his poetry to find answers to the eternal questions confronting mankind
1931Erik Axel KarlfeldtSwedishThe poetry of Erik Axel Karlfeldt
1916Verner von HeidenstamSwedishIn recognition of his significance as the leading representative of a new era in our literature
1909Selma Lagerl?fSwedishIn appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings