Posted by: Christina Soldan | November 11, 2009

CREW Students’ List of Swedish Scientists

“A scientist, in the broadest sense, is any person who engages in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge or an individual that engages in such practices and traditions that are linked to schools of thought or philosophy. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses the scientific method. The person may be an expert in one or more areas of science (Source: Wikipedia).”

The CREW Swedish students have made a list of scientists who they want to know more about:

Alfred Bernhard Nobel – Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite.

Anders Celsius – Swedish astronomy professor, writer of poetry and popular science.

Anders Ångström – Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy. The ångström units (1 Å = 10-10 m) are named for him. The units are used in crystallography as well as spectroscopy. The crater Ångström on the Moon is named in his honour.

Carl Wilhelm Scheele – German-Swedish pharmaceutical chemist. He made a number of chemical discoveries and identified molybdenum, tungsten, barium, and chlorine.

Carl von Linné – Swedish botanist, physician, zoologist and good linguist who created the binomial nomenclature and he is known as the “father of modern taxonomy”.

Johan Wilhelm Sandström – Swedish oceanographer. He is known for Sandström’s theorem.

Jöns Jakob Berzelius – Swedish chemist and is together with John Dalton, Antoine Lavoisier, and Robert Boyle considered a father of modern chemistry. He discovered the law of constant proportions and he is credited with identifying the chemical elements silicon, selenium, thorium, and cerium and the chemical terms “catalysis”, “polymer”, “isomer” and “allotrope”. Berzelius also disproved Prout’s hypothesis that elements are built up from atoms of hydrogen.

Sten Selander – Swedish writer of poetry and essay, translator and botanist.

Svante Arrhenius – Swedish scientist, originally a physicist, but often referred to as a chemist, and one of the founders of the science of physical chemistry. The Arrhenius equation, lunar crater Arrhenius and the Arrhenius Labs at Stockholm University are named after him.

Theodor Svedberg – Swedish chemist and Nobel laureate for his work on disperse systems. He developed the technique of analytical ultracentrifugation, and demonstrated its utility in distinguishing pure proteins one from another.

Vagn Walfrid EkmanSwedish oceanographer, gifted amateur bass singer, pianist and composer.



  1. For me, as a chemistry teacher many names from your list of scientists are important. I will be glad to know much more about the life and the scientific work of some well-known scientists whose names I often mention during my lessons.
    I can hardly wait!

  2. good job team 😀

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  4. greate job, very good!!!

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