"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"
2017-02-14 Press release:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sjöberg Prize 2017 to
James P. Allison, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA and
Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA
2017-02-13 Press release:
Through an initiative of three researchers The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has received a grant of 1.2 million USD to establish the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, (SIGHT). The institute will create an interdisciplinary platform to promote Swedish research, education, and to provide a scientific basis for policy work in the field of global health.
To celebrate 100 years in support of excellent Swedish research and education, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation arranges, in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Swedish universities, a series of symposia in areas where the Foundation has provided substantial financial support throughout the years.
2017-01-12 Press release:
The Royal Science Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis to
Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan,
Fred Ramsdell, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA, and
Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Science in society
ICSU calls on the United States to rescind the travel bans
ICSU calls on the government of the United States of America to rescind the Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” which is effectively banning entry to the United States for citizens of seven countries.
Science in society
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2017-03-11 Populärvetenskapliga föreläsningar:
Vingslag över Haga är en föreläsningsserie i samarbete mellan sex akademier och Kommittén för Gustavianska Parken.
Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
2017-03-08 Popular science lectures:
Open Academy Lecture by Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University.
2017-03-30 Scientific symposia:
The Gregori Aminoff Prize rewards documented, individual contributions in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and determination of crystal structures.
Can we trust scientific results?
Open Academy Lecture by Anna Dreber Almenberg, Stockholm School of Economics.
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The Academy has long considered it important to foster the teaching of science and mathematics in Swedish schools. Since the beginning of the 1980s, the Academy has initiated and become involved in many activities seeking to improve school teaching and attract people to learn natural science.
It is now possible to apply for postdoctoral fellowships to Japan in most scientific fields.
Scholarships open for application
The 2016 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been announced.
Each year, the Academy awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, but also many other prizes in recognition of distinguished achievements.
At the General Meeting on 11 January Rikard Holmdahl, Karolinska Institutet, Ruth Palmer, University of Gothenburg, Ove Nilsson, Umeå Plant Science Centre and Jarone Pinhassi, Linnaeus University were elected Swedish members of the Academy. Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, were elected foreign members of the Academy.