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At the General Meeting on 13 Mars Maria Strømme, Professor of Nanotechnology at Uppsala University, was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
At the General Meeting on 13 Mars Stefan Thor, Professor of biology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University and Peter Pagin, Professor of philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University were elected members of the Academy.
An international team of 21 authors from 17 institutions in seven countries, amongst others Academy researcher Terry Callaghan, published a study in the journal Natural Climate Change on March 10. It shows that, as the cover of snow and ice in the northern latitudes has diminished in recent years, the temperature over the northern land mass has increased at different rates during the four seasons, causing a reduction in temperature and vegetation seasonality in this area.
At the General Meeting on 13 February Eric S. Lander, Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, and President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, was elected to the Academy's Class for biosciences.
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The Academy is alarmed by the decline of recent years in conditions for open-ended research, and strongly supports initiatives to improve its funding. In the publication Unexpected benefits, the Academy aim to highlight a few examples of how basic research, without being driven by ideas about applications, has nonetheless yielded myriad everyday benefits.
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Symposium in honor of Pierre Deligne, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,
New Jersey, USA.
2013-05-28 Teacher's seminar :
Crafoord Prize Lectures & Prize Symposium in Polyarthritis 2013
Genes, environment and immunity in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Crafoord Laureate 2013 Lars Klareskog, Karolinska Institutet.
Watch the entire symposium at KVATV.se
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.
Scholarships available for application at present (including post doc stay in Japan until June 14 2013):
Crafoord Days 2013
Welcome to Crafoord Days in May! The Prize award ceremony will be held at the Academy on Thursday 2 May and Prize Lectures and Prize symposia in Polyarthritis will be held on Friday 3 May, Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet.
The Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences
The Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences 2012 are about particle control in the quantum world, receptors on our cells that can sense their environment, and matching different agents as well as possible.
At the General Meeting on 13 Mars Maria Strømme, Professor of Nanotechnology at Uppsala University, Sweden, was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Strømme is in charge of a research department with the aim to develop nanomaterials and methods of analysis mainly for biotechnology applications. One of Strømme’s most acknowledged projects regards so-called algae batteries including nanomaterials with very promising properties for environmentally friendly energy storage.