Swedish chemist who the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1926. He helped develop the analytical ultracentrifugation technique to study colloids and proteins.
He studied biochemistry at Uppsala University.
He had a unit of measurement, the svedberg (S), named in his honor.
He was born in Fleräng, Valbo, Gävleborg, Sweden.
His research on colloids provided evidence for Albert Einstein's theory of Brownian motion.