"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"


  • Investing millions in mathematics

    2017-03-24 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is continuing its investments in Swedish mathematics research. This year’s grants will make it possible for 13 mathematicians to develop their research, search for the solutions to unsolved problems and to boost Sweden as a research nation.
  • Blood cancer cells and pneumococcal bacteria in focus for this year’s Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2017-03-23 Press release: This year’s two Wallenberg Clinical Scholars are each taking on an important medical challenge. Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark wants to find out how new strains of S. pneumoniae form and become resistant to antibiotics. Professor Richard Rosenquist Brandell will study blood cancer cells.
  • Rolf Schock Prizes 2017 awarded to four epoch-makers

    2017-03-15 Press release: The recipients of this year’s Rolf Schock Prizes have had a huge impact in their fields. Thanks to the breadth of the prizes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music are able to present four outstanding laureates in widely differing disciplines.
  • Vacancy: Research Assistant at the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere

    2017-03-07 News: The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) is now hiring a research assistant to help advance a range of new research initiatives.
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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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  • Ingvar Lindqvistdagen 2017
    En dag med fokus på lärare

    2017-03-29  Teachers' days: Lärare, skolledare och andra intresserade är varmt välkomna till en hel dag som fokuserar på frågeställningar i skolan och nya idéer kring undervisning.
  • Gregori Aminoff Prize symposium 2017

    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.
  • The Inaugural Sjöberg Prize Lectures

    2017-03-30  Scientific lectures: On 30 March the official Sjöberg Prize Lectures will be held by this year’s laureates: James P. Allison and Tony Hunter
  • Annual Meeting 2017

    2017-03-31  Meetings: Annual Meeting of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Invited guests only.
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A Complete Artificial Photosynthesis: Fuels from Sunlight, Air and Water
Open Academy Lecture by Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University.

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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.





Nobel 2016

The 2016 Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been announced.

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.


The members

At the General Meeting on 8 March, Per Salberger, Professor at the department Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, was elected Swedish member of the Class for mathematics.