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  • Five new members elected

    2016-05-24 News: At the General Meeting on 11 May, Johan Elf, Uppsala University, Kálmán Szabó, Stockholm University and Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers University of Technology were elected Swedish members. Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany, and Michael J. Puett, Harvard University, MA, USA were elected foreign members. 
  • Bengt Sjöberg donates SEK 2 billion to cancer research

    2016-05-10 Press release: Bengt Sjöberg, resident in Hong Kong but originally from Lysekil, Sweden, has founded the Sjöberg Foundation, to which he has donated SEK 2 billion. His hope is that this donation will make a difference to cancer research and the treatment currently received by cancer patients.
  • Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Global Economic Dynamics and Environmental Sustainability

    2016-04-28 News: The research programme Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) is hiring one (possibly two) Post-Doctoral Fellow(s) to develop our work to understand how various aspects of the global economy are driving and affecting social-ecological dynamics across multiple scales.
  • Five high-level Swedish researchers to be Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2016-04-13 Press release: The five clinical researchers study common diseases such as Parkinson’s, kidney failure, osteoporosis, dementia and cardiovascular diseases. The individual funding of SEK 15 million provides them with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare.
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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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  • Symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2016

    2016-05-27  Scientific symposia: Symposium in honour of the Abel Prize Laureate 2016 with Sir Andrew J. Wiles and invited speakers.
  • General Meeting June

    2016-06-08  Meetings: Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
  • In search of human uniqueness

    2016-06-08  Popular science lectures: Open Academy Lecture by Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. 
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Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar at Kungsholmens gymnasium, 2015-12-09.

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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

Grants/Funding

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
Crafoord Days

The Crafoord Days 2016 were celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 24 to 26 May with Prize symposiums, Prize lectures and the Prize award ceremony. The symposiums and lectures were webcast live and will soon be available as video on demand.

Crafoord Prize

The members

At the General Meeting on 11 May,Johan Elf, Uppsala University, Kálmán Szabó, Stockholm University andPernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers University of Technology were elected Swedish members. Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany, and Michael J. Puett, Harvard University, MA, USA were elected foreign members.

Members