He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1905, his master"s degree in 1907, and in 1908, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy Svedberg"s work with colloids supported the theories of Brownian motion put forward by Albert Einstein and the Polish geophysicist Marian Smoluchowski. During this work, he developed the technique of analytical ultracentrifugation, and demonstrated its utility in distinguishing pure proteins one from another. The unit svedberg (symbol South), a unit of time amounting to 10−13 s or 100 fs, is named after him, as well as the The Svedberg Laboratory in Uppsala.
Royal Society; German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Academy of Sciences of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics.