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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 2014

Illustration: Johan JarnestadThe Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan, Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan and Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”.

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

Image: Science 313:1642–1645.The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA, Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany and William E. Moerner, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”.

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The Prize in Economic Sciences 2014

Illustration: Johan JarnestadThe Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2014 to Jean Tirole, Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France, for his analysis of market power and regulation.

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