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Prizes

Each year, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, but also many other prizes in recognition of distinguished achievements. Mostly to researchers, but sometimes to teachers, writers and translators. Read more about our prizes at the menus to the left.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013

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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 "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider". 

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Read more about this year's prize in Physics in Physica Scripta

The Higgs Bridge
Comprehensive review article by Roland E. Allen that provides an accessible overview of the science of the Higgs Boson, including how it affects the Standard Model, and what it could mean for our future understanding of the universe.

Nobel Symposium 154: Physics of the Large Hadron Collider
A topical issue featuring papers from the invited speakers at this annual event.

Physica Scripta's website

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013

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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 "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems".


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The Prize in Economic Sciences 2013

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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 "for their empirical analysis of asset prices"

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