sweden Famous Physicists from Sweden

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List of notable or famous physicists from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in Sweden and even some popular physicists who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from Sweden is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Christer Fuglesang and Kai Siegbahn.

This historic physicists from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish physicists of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicists from Sweden?" These prominent physicists of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish physicists.

Use this list of renowned Swedish physicists to discover some new physicists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (19 items)
Albert Victor Bäcklund is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Physicists from Sweden
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Albert Victor Bäcklund was a Swedish mathematician and physicist. He was a professor at Lund University and its rector from 1907 to 1909. He was born in Malmöhus County, now Skåne County, in southern Sweden and became a student at the nearby University of Lund in 1861. In 1864 he started to work for ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1845-1922)

Birthplace: Skåne County, Sweden

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer

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Anders Jonas Ångström is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Physicists from Sweden
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Anders Jonas Ångström


Anders Jonas Ångström was a Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy. ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1814-1874)

Birthplace: Timrå Municipality, Sweden

Profession: Physicist

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Bo Thidé


Bo Y. Thidé is a Swedish physicist who studies radio waves and other electromagnetic radiation in space, particularly their interaction with matter and fields. He received his B.Sc. in 1972, his M.Sc. in 1973, and defended his Ph.D. thesis at Uppsala University in 1979. His Ph.D. was obtained under ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Sweden

Profession: Physicist

Carl Wilhelm Oseen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Physicists from Sweden
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Carl Wilhelm Oseen


Carl Wilhelm Oseen was a theoretical physicist in Uppsala and Director of the Nobel Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm. ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1879-1944)

Birthplace: Lund, Sweden

Profession: Physicist