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NOBEL 2016

It's almost time for the yearly announcements of the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry as well as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Watch the live webcasts here:

Nobel Prize in Physics – 4 Oct. at 11:45 CET (earliest)

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – 5 Oct. at 11:45 CET (earliest)

Prize in Economic Sciences – 10 Oct. at 11:45 CET (earliest)

News

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  • Using crystallography to open the gates to the Earth’s interior

    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.
  • Lund researcher awarded for groundbreaking hematopoietic stem cell discoveries

    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”.
  • Statement about the difficult situation facing academics in Turkey

    2016-09-16 News: 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 in circulation

    2016-08-17 News: 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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The Academy in the media

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Science in society


Academy statement on homeopathic products
In May 2015, the Academy made a critical statement concerning a report from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) on homeopathic products.

Science in society

Events

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  • Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

    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.
  • Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

    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.
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KVATV.se

Spinning Black Holes, Crafoord Laureate Roy Kerr, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Education

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.

Education

Grants/Funding

The application/nomination period for the Wallenberg Academy Program in Mathematics ends 5 October.

Grants/Funding

Prizes

Nobel 2016

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.

Nobel Prizes

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.

Prizes

The members

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.

Members