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2016-09-19 Press release:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2017 to Professor Natalia Dubrovinskaia and Professor Leonid Dubrovinsky of University of Bayreuth, Germany “for having developed new methodology for in situ-experimental determination of crystal structures subjected to extreme conditions of high temperature and pressure”. The prize amount is a total of 100,000 Swedish krona.
2016-09-16 Press release:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Tobias Prize 2016, amounting to SEK 10.1 million, to David Bryder of Lund University “for his groundbreaking research into blood cell creation, factors that regulate the maturation of hematopoietic stem cells, and hematopoietic stem cell ageing, all of which of great importance to the successful transplantation of stem cells”.
In a new statement The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies criticizes the continued repressive measures taken against academic colleagues in Turkey.
Fake emails concerning the Nobel Prize in Physics with false sender addresses are currently in circulation. The Academy wishes to clarify that no statements regarding the Nobel Prize have been made by members of the Academy or its Nobel Committees.
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In May 2015, the Academy made a critical statement concerning a report from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) on homeopathic products.
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2016-10-04 Press conferences:
We welcome members of the press to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016. The press conference starts at 11.45 am CET at the earliest. NOTE! Registration and press ID required. Please register below.
2016-10-05 Press conferences:
We welcome members of the press to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016. The press conference starts at 11.45 am CET at the earliest. NOTE! Registration and press ID required. Please register below.
Spinning Black Holes, Crafoord Laureate Roy Kerr, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
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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.
The application/nomination period for the Wallenberg Academy Program in Mathematics ends 5 October.
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The 2016 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be announced at press conferences at the Academy 4, 5 and 10 October 2016, 11:45 CET at the earliest.
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 8 June Susanne Åkesson and Christer Löfstedt, both Professors of ecology at Lund University, were elected members of the Academy's Class for Biosciences.