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Press room

Welcome to the Academy's press room. Here, we publish the latest information for media about current and coming press activities.

Press Conference with Nobel Laureates

The Royal Swedish Academy for the Sciences holds a press conference with the Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry and the Laureate in Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel.

Meet the Physics Laureates Arthur B. McDonald and Takaaki Kajita, the Chemistry Laureates Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar and the Laureate in Economic sciences Angus Deaton!

The Press conference takes place at the Academy the 7 December 09.30, Frescativägen 4a. 

Please register for accreditation! 

 Nobel Lectures

The official Nobel Lectures held by this year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureate/s in Economic Sciences. It is public lectures, but registration is needed for all media.

The Nobel Lectures 2015 will be webcast live at http://kvatv.se and at http://www.nobelprize.org. The lectures will also be available as video on demand at http://kvatv.se.

A copyright agreement with the Nobel Media is needed to film and broadcast the Nobel Lectures. It may be obtained via e-mail from the Press officer at the Academy, Hans Reuterskiöld, hans.reuterskiold@kva.se when registrating for the event, or from Nobel Media, allegra.grevelius@nobelmedia.se.

The completed and signed agreement must then be sent to Nobel Media at the latest 2 December. The address is written in the agreement. There are a limited number of spaces for TV teams.

To registration


During this year’s announcements of the Nobel prizes in Physics and chemistry as well as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel we’ve seen a growing interest from media.


This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Takaaki Kajita, Tokyo, Japan, and Arthur B McDonald, Kingston, Kanada for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass”. During the announcement the Chair of the Prize Committee, Anne L’Huillier, held a short speech, then Olga Botner explained the scientific background of the prize. Then followed a short interview with Laureate Arthur B McDonald who answered questions from the media. 

Anne L'Huillier, Göran K. Hansson, Olga Botner Foto: Ylva Borgegård

See the announcement


Olga Botner, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics,
+46 18 471 38 76, +46 73 390 86 50,

Lars Bergström, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physics,
+46 8 553 787 25,



This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Is awarded to three scientists, Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar, for “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. At the announcement representatives for the media could interview the Swedish Tomas Lindahl over telephone. At the announcement Lindahls nephew Erik Lindahl, also a professor in Chemistry, could give a scientific explanation as well as a biographical background to the first Swedish Nobel Laureate in Chemistry since Arne Tiselius 1948.

Sara Snogerup Linse, Göran K. Hansson, Claes Gustafsson Foto: Ylva Borgegård

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Claes Gustafsson, member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry,
+46 31 786 38 26, +46 70 858 95 21,


Economic Sciences

This year’s price in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded Angus Deaton “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”. During the announcement Deaton’s work in three major fields were explained and also linking detailed individual choices and aggregate outcomes as well as between theory and empirical studies. During a telephone interview with Deaton he answered questions on poverty and welfare. 

Tore Ellingsen, Göran K. Hansson, Jacob Svensson Foto: Ylva Borgegård

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Jakob Svensson,
member of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel,
+46 8 16 30 60, +46 70 177 67 17,


Pressansvarig/Press Officer
Tel +46 8 673 95 44
Mobil +46 70 673 96 50
Mejl: hans.reuterskiold@kva.se