Being elected a member of the Academy constitutes exclusive recognition of successful achievements. These could be prominent research in mathematics, natural science, engineering, social science or humanities, but also outstanding services to science.
The Academy has today about 440 Swedish and 175 foreign members. Since the start in 1739, about 1.600 Swedes have been elected to membership. The members are divided into ten scientific disciplines, called classes:
Astronomy and space science
Humanities and for outstanding services to science
At the General Meeting on 15 January 2014 Jan Nedergaard, Stockholm University, Stefan Jansson, Umeå University, Jennifer Alice Clack, University of Cambridge, Christopher Juhlin, Uppsala University, Daniel Conley, Lund University and Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Stockholm University were elected members of the Academy.
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