Swedish physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1924
for his discoveries and investigations in X-ray spectroscopy.
In 1937 Siegbahn became professor of physics at the University of Stockholm.
In the same year the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences created the Nobel
Institute of Physics at Stockholm and appointed Siegbahn its director;
he retired from that position in 1975. He served as a member of the
International Committee on Weights and Measures from 1939 until 1964.
His son, Kai Manne Borje Siegbahn, also became a physicist and won the
Nobel Prize for Physics in 1981.
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