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2015

June

  • Three new members elected to the Academy

    2015-06-12 News: At the General Meeting on 10 June, Marianne Gullberg, Lund University, was elected Swedish member of the Academy's Class for humanities and for outstanding services to science. Michael J. Black, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and University of Tübingen, and Bradley F. Chmelka, University of California, were elected foreign members of the Academy's Class for engineering sciences.
  • New EASAC study on oceans under pressure

    2015-06-08 News: The seas and oceans are under pressure from a widening array of human activities including climate change impacts, pollution and growing coastal populations. These multiple pressures have created an increasing focus on the urgent need for coherent marine and maritime governance globally. 

May

  • New Academy statement on homeopathic products

    2015-05-12 News: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has made a critical statement concerning a report from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) on homeopathic products. The Agency's report is based on an EU Directive on Medicinal Products which gives Member States the possibility to impose national directives on preclinical studies and clinical trials for the approval of homeopathic products as medicina...
  • Astronomer Sofia Feltzing new member of the Academy

    2015-05-22 News: At the General Meeting on 20 May, Sofia Feltzing, Professor of Astronomy at Lund University, was elected Swedish members of the Academy's Class for astronomy and space science.
  • Biomanipulation an effective way of reducing algal blooms

    2015-05-22 News: For the first time, a systematic review has been undertaken of the use of biomanipulation to restore eutrophic lakes. Removing roach, bream and similar fish to increase populations of zooplankton, which in turn feed on phytoplankton, has been shown to be a successful method of improving water quality. 
  • Revised statement based on IPCC report

    2015-04-10 News: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences comments on the current state of knowledge in climate change. The statement was accepted by the Academy on 8 March and it is a revised version of the statement of 2009.

April

  • Meet Tomoko Ohta – Crafoord Prize Laureate 2015, at the Crafoord Days in Sweden

    2015-04-22 Press release: Welcome to book an interview with one of this years Crafoord Prize Laureates in Biosciences, geneticist Tomoko Ohta. Together with Richard Lewontin, with whom she shares the prize, she has provided science with a more accurate picture of genetic variation and natural selection.
  • Neonicotinoids: European Science Academies call for debate that expands beyond bees

    2015-04-09 News: In the wake of restrictions placed on neonicotinoids by the European Commission, EASAC (the European Academies' Science Advisory Council), with representation from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has examined the scientific evidence about the impact of these insecticides not only on honey bees but on wider ecosystem services and agriculture in a new report.
  • RSAS researchers receive five million in funding from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation

    2015-04-08 News: A group of researchers at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has received five million krona in project funding from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. The group includes Johan Gars from the Academy programme Global Economic and Dynamics (GEDB) and Gustav Engström and Chandra Kiran from the Beijer Institute. The project aims to study how biophysical processes interact with socio-economics.
  • Vacancy: Future Earth Research Liaison Officers

    2015-04-08 News: Future Earth is seeking Research Liaison Officers for its globally distributed Secretariat located at Boulder (USA), Montreal (Canada), Paris (France), Stockholm (Sweden) and Tokyo (Japan).

March

  • 17 researchers receive funding from Sweden’s most ambitious programme to support mathematicians

    2015-03-26 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have decided to strengthen Swedish research in Mathematics. The aim is for Sweden to regain a position at the international cutting edge. Approximately SEK 200 million will be made available over a six-year period.
  • Four prominent Swedish researchers are the first Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2015-03-25 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing almost SEK 600 million over a ten-year period in the research programme Wallenberg Clinical Scholars. The first researchers to receive funding are: Peter Andersen, Umeå University, Anna Wedell, Karolinska Institutet, and David Erlinge and Martin L. Olsson, both at Lund University.
  • Five new members elected to the Academy

    2015-03-13 News: At the General Meeting on 11 March, Maria Falkenberg, University of Gothenburg, Dan I. Andersson, Uppsala University, Gunnar C. Hansson, University of Gothenburg, Katarina Le Blanc, Karolinska Institutet and Jan Nilsson, Lund University, were elected Swedish members of the Academy.

February

  • More standardised research needed to clarify effects of reindeer grazing

    2015-02-23 News: Views on how reindeer affect vegetation in mountain areas have varied over time. EviEM, the Mistra Council for Evidence-Based Environmental Management, has collated existing knowledge in this area. Its review shows that research needs to be more standardised if it is to answer questions about the impacts of reindeer grazing.
  • Professor of Mathematics new Swedish member

    2015-02-17 News: At the General Meeting on 11 February, Hans Ringström, Professor of Mathematics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, was elected Swedish member of the Academy's Class for mathematics.
  • Paul Shrivastava named Executive Director of Future Earth

    2015-02-13 News: The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science & Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, have announced the appointment of Paul Shrivastava as Executive Director of Future Earth.

January

  • Two new members elected to the Academy

    2015-01-21 News: At the General Meeting on 14 January, Peter Fredriksson, Professor of Economics at Stockholm University, and Peter Hedström, Professor of analytical sociology at Linköping University, was elected Swedish members of the Academy's Class for social sciences.
  • The Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2015

    2015-01-15 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to Richard Lewontin , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Tomoko Ohta , National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
  • The prize amount for the Crafoord prize has been increased to 6 million Swedish krona

    2015-01-10 Press release: The Crafoord Prize is an international scientific price awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. The prize amount of SEK 6 million makes the Crafoord prize one of the world´s largest scientific prizes. This years prize will be announced on 15 January, at 6 am CET.