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Anders Jonas ÅNGSTRöM

Swedish Anders Jonas ÅNGSTRöM

Swedish physicist

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Born: on August 13, 1814 in Lögdö Bruk, Hässjö, Timrå, Sverige
Died: on June 21, 1874 in Uppsala, Sverige


Anders Jonas Ångström was born in Medelpad to Johan Ångström, and schooled in Härnösand. He moved to Uppsala in 1833 and was educated at Uppsala University, where in 1839 he became docent in physics. In 1842 he went to the Stockholm Observatory to gain experience in practical astronomical work, and the following year he was appointed keeper of the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory.

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