"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"
2013-11-29 Press release:
Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the career programme for young researchers launched by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2012, provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields. Today, thirty-three new researchers are appointed to the programme.
2013-11-18 Press release:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, awarding body of the prize instituted by the Tobias Foundation, has decided to award the prize for 2014 to Sten Eirik Waelgaard Jacobsen, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and University of Oxford, UK
2013-10-08 Press release:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013 to
François Englert, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgien and
Peter W. Higgs, University of Edinburgh,UK
2013-10-09 Press release:
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2013 to
Martin Karplus, Université de Strasbourg, France and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Michael Levitt, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA and
Arieh Warshel, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Science in society
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.
Science in society
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2014-01-15 General Meetings:
Meeting for members of the Academy. Please note that only Academy members may attend.
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.
Post doc scholarships for stay in Japan are now available in all disciplines.
Nobel and Economic Sciences
This year's prizes are about why particles have mass, chemistry labs in the computer and trendspotting in asset markets.
The Nobel Prizes
The Prize in Economic Sciences
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 9 October Jeffrey Steif, Chalmers University of technology, Iain Cameron, Uppsala University, Tomas Sjöström, Rutgers University and Peter Juslin, Uppsala University were elected members of the Academy.