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  • Christer Fuglesang, Per-Olof Wickman and Igor Abrikosov elected to the Academy

    2016-10-11 News: At the General Meeting on 5 October, Igor Abrikosov at Linköping University was elected to the Academy’s Class for Physics. Christer Fuglesang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Per-Olof Wickman, Stockholms University were elected to the Academy’s Class for humanities and for outstanding services to science.
  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2016

    2016-10-10 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 to Oliver Hart , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Bengt Holmström , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

    2016-10-05 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage , University of Strasbourg, France, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and Bernard L. Feringa , University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

    2016-10-04 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 with one half to David J. Thouless , University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane , Princeton University, NJ, USA and J. Michael Kosterlitz , Brown University, Providence, RI, USA


  • Using crystallography to open the gates to the Earth’s interior

    2016-09-19 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2017 to Professor Natalia Dubrovinskaia and Professor Leonid Dubrovinsky of University of Bayreuth, Germany “for having developed new methodology for in situ-experimental determination of crystal structures subjected to extreme conditions of high temperature and pressure” . The prize amount i...
  • Statement about the difficult situation facing academics in Turkey

    2016-09-16 News: In a new statement The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies criticizes the continued repressive measures taken against academic colleagues in Turkey.
  • Lund researcher awarded for groundbreaking hematopoietic stem cell discoveries

    2016-09-16 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Tobias Prize 2016, amounting to SEK 10.1 million, to David Bryder of Lund University “for his groundbreaking research into blood cell creation, factors that regulate the maturation of hematopoietic stem cells, and hematopoietic stem cell ageing, all of which of great importance to the successful transplantation of stem cells” .


  • Fake emails in circulation

    2016-08-17 News: Fake emails concerning the Nobel Prize in Physics with false sender addresses are currently in circulation. The Academy wishes to clarify that no statements regarding the Nobel Prize have been made by members of the Academy or its Nobel Committees.
  • ALLEA critical of the development in Turkey

    2016-08-03 News: The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as one of its 59 members, has made the following statement regarding the recent events in Turkey:


  • Two ecologists elected to the Academy

    2016-06-13 News: At the General Meeting on 8 June Susanne Åkesson and Christer Löfstedt, both Professors of ecology at Lund University, were elected members of the Academy’s Class for Biosciences.


  • 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.


  • Crafoord Prize laureates lectures in Lund 24 May

    2016-04-25 Press release: The Crafoord Prize laureates 2016 is awarded to three top scientists for their groundbreaking discoveries. Two laureates shares the prize in astronomy and one is awarded the prize in mathematics. During the Crafoord Days lectures is held in Lund, Sweden, by the laureates.  The Crafoord foundation, based in Lund, annually awards Crafoord Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in th...
  • Barbara Cannon recieves Japanese order

    2016-04-29 News: The former President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Barbara Cannon, will recieve the japanese Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star “for contribution to the promotion of scientific and technological exchanges and mutual understanding between Japan and Sweden.”
  • 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.
  • Karl Anker Jørgensen new member of the Academy

    2016-04-21 News: At the General Meeting on 13 April Karl Anker Jørgensen, Professor at Aarhus University, was elected foreign member of the Academy's Class for chemistry.
  • 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.
  • Millions in funding for mathematicians

    2016-04-07 Press release: Fifteen prominent mathematicians will receive funding to bring Swedish mathematics research back to the international top. Since 2014, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have supported mathematics research in Sweden through the Program for Mathematics. The aim of the program is that Sweden will retake a top international position in the field. 
  • Better photonic devices inspired by scorpions

    2016-04-04 News: In a recent article, published by Physica Scripta , researchers from Mexico explore the optical properties of scorpions with the mission to design better photonic and optoelectronic devices.


  • Vacancy: PhD student in Sustainability Science

    2016-03-30 News: The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) is a research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. GEDB are now hiring a PhD student to work on the role of financial actors, instruments and flows on the biosphere.
  • Announcements of Nobel Prizes 2016

    2016-03-11 Press release: Time and date for announcements of the 2016 Nobel Prizes and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel is set to the first week of October 2016.
  • New member elected for the Academy

    2016-03-10 News: At the General Meeting on 9 March Ariel Goobar was elected as new member of the Academy's Class for astronomy and space science.


  • The Lancet publishes letter from the Academy

    2016-02-23 News: In a letter to the editor published in The Lancet 22 February, Secretary General Göran K. Hansson and the Chairman of the Class for medical sciences Lena Claesson-Welsh provide important information relating to a paper published in The Lancet in 2011. The paper presented the result of a tracheobronchial transplantation with an artificial trachea, performed by Paolo Macchiarini at Karolinska...
  • Medical scientists elected to the Academy

    2016-02-12 News: At the general meeting on 11 February, Anna Wedell at the Karolinska Institute, and Diana Karpman at Lund University was elected to the Academy’s class for medicine. 
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences takes action against scientific misconduct

    2016-02-11 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided on a number of actions to combat deficiencies in the management of scientific misconduct and clinical research, which have been exposed through the controversy surrounding Paolo Macchiarini’s research. A new statement from the Academy presents, among other things, a demand that the previous enquiry into scientific misconduct is reopened.


  • Sustainable seas: New report calls for ambitious action and flexible approach to protect marine sustainability

    2016-01-25 News: Oceans and seas play a crucial role in regulating our climate, nurturing biodiversity, and providing income and food to people around the world. At COP21, governments across the globe agreed that we must set a more aggressive limit for global warming. This limit is one essential step toward a more stable relationship between the ocean and climate. But in spite of this positive direction, marine...
  • Scientific focus on future energy systems

    2016-01-21 News: The scientific journal Ambio has dedicated an issue to a project focused on energy at the turn of the century, initiated by EASAC – the European Academies Science Advisory Council – and led by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
  • Gold Medal for Radiation Protection awarded to American researcher Ethel S. Gilbert

    2016-01-15 News: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gold Medal for Radiation Protection to Ethel S. Gilbert at National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, MA, USA. She has notably advanced the scientific understanding of the carcinogenic effects of radiation exposures at low doses and contributed to radiation protection.
  • Mathematician Robert Berman elected to the Academy

    2016-01-15 News: At the General Meeting on 13 January, Robert Berman at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg was elected to the Academy's Class for mathematics.
  • The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2016

    2016-01-14 Press release: The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics is awarded to Yakov Eliashberg , USA, and the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy is awarded to Roy Kerr , New Zealand, and Roger Blandford , USA.