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Physics educator

Sigward Nilsson, Swedish physics educator. Recipient Wallmark prize Royal Swedish academy Sciences, 1983.


Nilsson, Sigward was born on July 9, 1927 in Veta, Sweden. Son of Oscar and Ragnhild (Karlsson) Nilsson.


Degree in engineering, Katrineholm (Sweden) Tech.Sch., 1945. Graduate, Hermods, Malmo, Sweden, 1948. Bachelor of Science, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1953.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Uppsala (Sweden) University, 1958.


Engineer Asea Brown Boveri, Vasteras, Sweden, 1946-1950. Research assistant Uppsala University, 1953-1956, assistant lecturer, 1956-1960. Research assistant European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, 1960-1962.

Senior university lecturer Stockholm University, 1962-1992, dean department physics, 1977-1982. Board directors Vallentuna Energy Inc. Science associate European Organization of Nuclear Research, 1973-1974, 82-84.

Project leader Spiral Reader, Stockholm, 1974-1976. Lecturer in field.


Municipal councillor Vallentuna City Council, 1970-1976. Member Energy Commission, Vallentuna, 1976-1980. Member steering group Swedish University Computer Network, Stockholm, 1985-1988.

Radar engineer Swedish Royal Air Force, 1949-1950. Member Swedish Physical Society, Gesellschaft für Pedagogik und Information, Swedish Association for Distance Education.


Married Kerstin Blom, July 9, 1956. Children: Katarina, Petra.

Oscar Nilsson

Ragnhild (Karlsson) Nilsson

Kerstin Blom

Katarina Nilsson

Petra Nilsson