A career that in some ways started a bit shaky resulted in a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Sweden’s first.
Svante Arrhenius was a staunch believer in making science and scientific thinking popular among the masses and to that end he published the famous book ‘Worlds in the Making’ in 1908.
From 1901 till his death he had a major influence in the awarding of the Nobel Prizes as member of the Nobel Committees on Physics and Chemistry.
Svante Arrhenius was born in 1859 on Vik’s estate outside Uppsala though only a year later the family moved to Uppsala. As a young man, Svante Arrhenius showed a natural aptitude for mathematics.