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


  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Gregori Aminoff Prize 2015

    2014-09-15 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize for 2015 to Ian Robinson, London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, and Research Complex at Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK.
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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


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  • Lärardag i fysik

    2014-10-29  Lärardagar: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien inbjuder lärare, skolledare och andra intresserade till årets lärardag i fysik. Lyssna på och träffa fysiker från forskningsfronten.
  • Prisceremoni - Rolf Schockprisen

    2014-10-22  Prize Award Ceremonies: Prisceremoni för årets Rolf Schockpristagare. 
  • The Rolf Schock Prize symposium in mathematics

    2014-10-23  Scientific symposia: Lectures by the 2014 The Rolf Schock Laureate in mathematics Yitang Zhang, University of New Hampshire, USA and invited speakers.
  • Ocean acidification

    2014-10-28  Scientific symposia: The symposium will focus on the knowledge regarding the ocean acidification and its effect on the ecosystem in Swedish waters, but also what information is needed to assess ocean acidification impacts on the community and how this can be minimized.
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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 Prizes 2014

Live webcasts of the announcements!
7 October,
11:45 CET at the earliest

Chemistry: 8 October,
11:45 CET at the earliest

Economic Sciences: 13 October, 13:00 CET at the earliest

The Nobel Prizes

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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