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December

  • Tree new members elected to the Academy

    2013-12-17 News: At the General Meeting on 11 December 2013 Anders Irbäc, Lund University, Anders Karlhede, Stockholm University, and Yoshinori Tokura, Tokyo University were elected members of the Academy.

November

October

  • Four new members elected to the Academy

    2013-10-24 News: 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.
  • New report from the Energy Committee: The significance of nuclear power for reducing the carbon dioxide emissions

    2013-10-16 News: Sweden’s power production is practically fossil-free, primarily due to the big shares of hydro and nuclear power.
  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2013

    2013-10-14 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2013 to Eugene F. Fama , University of Chicago, IL, USA, Lars Peter Hansen , University of Chicago, IL, USA, and Robert J. Shiller , Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013

    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
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013

    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

September

  • Climate change: Bert Bolin and beyond

    2013-09-25 News: Den 27 september kommer FN:s klimatpanel, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), att presentera Working Group I (WGI) bidrag till IPCCs femte Assessment Report (AR5) i Stockholm. För att hedra professor Bert Bolins betydande insatser som en av initiativtagarna till IPCC och hans arbete som dess förste ordförande 1988-1997, kommer rapporten Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science...
  • Climate change: Bert Bolin and beyond

    2013-09-25 News: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) in Stockholm 27 September. In order to honour the significant achievements of Prof. Bert Bolin as one of the founding fathers of the IPCC and its first chairman from 1988 to 1997, the WGI Assessment report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis...
  • Two new members elected to the Academy

    2013-09-19 News: At the General Meeting on 11 Sep Mats Carlsson, University of Oslo and Jan-Erik Wahlund, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, were elected members of the Academy.
  • Climate Change: Bert Bolin and Beyond

    2013-09-10 Press release: On 26 September 2013 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. To honour the significant achievements of Professor Bert Bolin as one of the founding fathers of the IPCC and its first chairman from 1988 to 1997, the WGI Assessment report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis will be dedicated...
  • Aminoff Prize 2014

    2013-09-13 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2014 to: Yigong Shi Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

August

  • New telephone system

    2013-08-28 News: From September 2 to 4, there will be telephone disturbance at the secretariat due to change of the regular phone system. Mobile telephony will operate as usual.

July

  • Physica Scripta paper casts new light on spin-bowling

    2013-07-05 News: In a paper published by Physica Scripta today, Garry and Ian Robinson, Honorary Visiting Fellows at the University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne respectively, have presented equations that govern the trajectory of a spinning ball as it moves through the air in the presence of a wind.

June

  • Launching new research programmes in mathematics

    2013-06-18 News: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to support Swedish research in mathematics. As part of this initiative, three research programmes will be launched: one post-doc programme for young researchers going abroad, one post-doc programme for recruiting young foreign researchers to Sweden, and one visiting scholar programme...
  • Swedish top-tier research in need of reinforcement

    2013-06-10 Press release: Sweden has a long tradition of being a high-ranking knowledge nation, harbouring several internationally prominent research and knowledge environments. But something has changed. During the last twenty years, the development of research with high international impact has been weaker in Sweden than in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland. This is a warning sign of utmost...

May

  • Three new members elected to the Academy

    2013-05-28 News: At the General Meeting on 15 May Olof Ramström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Mikael Akke, Lund University and sir John Meurig Thomas, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, were elected members of the Academy.

March

  • Maria Strømme elected to the Academy's Class for Engineering sciences

    2013-03-28 News: At the General Meeting on 13 Mars Maria Strømme, Professor of Nanotechnology at Uppsala University, was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
  • Stefan Thor and Peter Pagin elected to the Academy

    2013-03-28 News: At the General Meeting on 13 Mars Stefan Thor, Professor of biology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University and Peter Pagin, Professor of philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University were elected members of the Academy.
  • North is becoming south, new study in Nature Climate Change

    2013-03-19 News: An international team of 21 authors from 17 institutions in seven countries, amongst others Academy researcher Terry Callaghan, published a study in the journal Natural Climate Change on March 10. It shows that, as the cover of snow and ice in the northern latitudes has diminished in recent years, the temperature over the northern land mass has increased at different rates during the four...

February

  • Professor Eric S. Lander elected to the Academy's Class for biosciences

    2013-02-25 News: At the General Meeting on 13 February Eric S. Lander, Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School, and President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, was elected to the Academy's Class for biosciences.
  • New statement on stem cell research

    2013-02-13 News: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 was awarded to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the fundamental discoveries that demonstrated that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. But stem cell research has also been the subject of much debate.
  • Academy statement on the L’Aquila-verdict

    2013-02-05 Press release: On 18 January the reasons for the verdict of the L’Aquila process were made public. The scientists were sentenced to four years imprisonment for having communicated the risk so defectively that they are believed to be partly responsible for the death of more than 300 citizens of L’Aquila in the earthquake on 6 April 2009. The scientific community worldwide has reacted against the verdict, and n...

January

  • Four new members elected to the Academy

    2013-01-24 News: At the General Meeting on 16 January Torsten Åkesson, Lund University, Per Molander, Swedish Social Insurance Inspectorate, Johan Rockström, Stockholm University, and Kjell Jonsson, Umeå University, were elected members of the Academy.
  • The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013

    2013-01-17 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013 to Peter K. Gregersen ,The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, USA, Lars Klareskog , Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Robert J. Winchester , Columbia University, New York, NY, USA,
  • Available position: Two Research Positions with focus on global social-ecological dynamics and marine stewardship in a global context

    2013-01-16 News: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce two positions as Early Career Academy Researcher, one for a scholar with a documented background in economics and one for a scholar with a documented background in research on social-ecological interactions. The positions will be part of the Family Erling Persson’s Academy Program on The Ecological Economics of Global Change, lead by...
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