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


  • Open letter to decision makers in Europe on genetically modified crops

    2014-10-30 News: More than twenty of Europe's most prominent plant scientists, among them Professor Stefan Jansson,  member of the Academy's working group on GMO, today signed a joint letter warning that Europe will never meet agricultural targets unless it starts allowing GM crops.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

    2014-10-07 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to
    Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan,
    Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan and
    Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

    2014-10-08 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to
    Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA,
    Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany and
    William E. Moerner, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2014

    2014-10-13 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2014 to
    Jean Tirole, Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France
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Science in society

Recommendations for an ageing Europe
Low fertility rates, an ageing population and increased migration within Europe pose significant challenges for policymakers according to a joint statement published by eight European academies of science.

Science in society


  • Fossilfria transporter

    2014-11-05  Workshops: Akademiens energiutskotts workshop om fossilfria transporter. Vad är möjligt inom 15 år? Målsättningen med workshopen är att identifiera vilka möjligheter vi har att reducera användningen av fossila bränslen inom transportsektorn.
  • Formal methods in philosophy

    2014-11-07  Workshops: The use of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy has increased significantly during the last hundred years. Such use can lead to sharpened distinctions and improved argumentation, and it has strengthened the interaction between philosophy and other disciplines using mathematical modelling.
  • Zombier, kvantbiologi, extrema hjärnor och kreativa psykoser

    2014-11-10  Populärvetenskapliga seminarier: Välkommen till höstens Pi-föreläsningar och en populärvetenskaplig kväll om förbluffande forskning och fantastiska förklaringar!
  • Crystallography – present and future

    2014-11-11  Scientific symposia: Detta symposium är en del i firandet av International Year of Crystallography 2014 och hålls i Lund där två världsunika anläggningar för att bedriva bl.a. kristallografisk forskning nu byggs upp, MAX-IV och ESS.
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Interview on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 with Per Delsing, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics.

Watch the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics and more 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.





The Nobel Lectures 2014

Welcome to the official Nobel Lectures held by this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry, and the Laureate in Economic Sciences at Aula Magna, Stockholm, 8 December. You can also watch the live webcast here at the Academy's website.

The Nobel Lectures 2014

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards many prizes in recognition of distinguished achievements. Mostly to researchers, but sometimes to teachers, writers and translators.



At the General Meeting on 8 October, Heiner Linke at the Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University, was elected Swedish member of the Academy's Class for physics.

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