Anders Nilsson (scientist)

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Anders Nilsson (scientist)
Born(1956-05-03)May 3, 1956
  • M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering
  • PhD in the laboratory
Alma mater
  • Royal Institute of Technology
  • Uppsala University
Known forKnown for his studies of the structure and dynamics of water
Scientific career
FieldsChemical Physics
InstitutionsStockholm University
Thesis (1989)
Doctoral advisorKai Siegbahn

Anders Nilsson (born May 3, 1956) is a scientist who works[1] in the field of Chemical Physics at Stockholm University. He is most well-known for his studies of the structure and dynamics of water with the goal of understanding the origin of the unusual physical properties which make this liquid entirely unique on Earth[2][3][4]. His other research interests include studying chemical reactions as they occur in real time and energy transformations that have implications for future energy use[5].


Nilsson received his M.Sc. (1980) in Chemical Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and his PhD in the laboratory created by the Nobel Laureate Kai Siegbahn in Uppsala University in 1989 and was conferred with the Ångström Award[1] for Outstanding PhD thesis. He later went to Stanford University in USA and became an Associate professor in 2000 and later a Professor in 2008 in the field of Photon science[6][1]. He later returned to Sweden as a professor in Chemical Physics at Stockholm University in 2014. He became a Honorary Doctor in 2015 at Denmark Technical University[7].


Nilsson has authored more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals[8][9]. His research has involved generous use of brilliant X-ray sources like synchrotrons and x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) sources.

Other works

Nilsson had a spiritual opening in 1993 and has since then pursued a strong interest in spirituality[10]. He is not affiliated to any spiritual school or tradition, nor has he studied under any guru, but instead followed his inner voice and intuition to lead him. He has published his spiritual views in the book The Gentle Way of the Heart[11] in 2014 which became a finalist in the US Best Book awards and won a silver medal in the Benjamin Franklin awards[12].

Published books

  • Chemical Bonding at Surfaces and Interfaces[13], Anders Nilsson, Lars GM Pettersson and Jens Nørskov, Elsevier 2008, ISBN: 978-0-444-52837-7
  • The Gentle Way of the Heart; Discover the Light Within[11], Anders Nilsson, Nordic Light Books 2014, ISBN: 978-0-9892746-0-9

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile page at Stockholm University".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "The double life of water". ERC: European Research Council. 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  3. Brazil2020-04-06T08:42:00+01:00, Rachel. "The weirdness of water". Chemistry World. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  4. Cartlidge, Edwin. "The strangest liquid: Why water is so weird". New Scientist. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  5. "Research page at Stockholm University".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Profile page at Stanford University".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Honorary doctorates - DTU". Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  8. "Anders Nilsson - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  9. "Anders Nilsson's Publons profile". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  10. "About Anders". The Gentle Way.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "The Gentle Way of the Heart - Anders Nilsson's new book". The Gentle Way of the Heart. Retrieved 2020-06-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "The Gentle Way of the Heart - Anders Nilsson's new book". The Gentle Way of the Heart. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  13. "Chemical Bonding at Surfaces and Interfaces | ScienceDirect". Retrieved 2020-06-01.

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