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Press releases 2015

December

  • Investing in young researchers – 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows

    2015-12-03 Press release: This year’s Wallenberg Academy Fellows’ research focus on, among other things, new treatment of Leukemia, on Mathematics to make way for new quantum computers, on countries’ different approaches to migrants and asylum seekers, and waste heat used to make electricity.

October

  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2015

    2015-10-12 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton , Princeton University, NJ, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015

    2015-10-07 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 to Tomas Lindahl , Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK, Paul Modrich , Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA and Aziz Sancar , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

    2015-10-06 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to Takaaki Kajita , Super-Kamiokande Collaboration, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan and Arthur B. McDonald , Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

September

  • Gregori Aminoff Prize 2016

    2015-09-10 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in crystallography 2016 to Professor Poul Nissen, Aarhus University, Denmark, and Professor Chikashi Toyoshima, University of Tokyo, Japan, “for their fundamental contributions to understanding the structural basis for ATP-driven translocation of ions across membranes” . The prize amount to in total 100.000SEK.

April

March

  • 17 researchers receive funding from Sweden’s most ambitious programme to support mathematicians

    2015-03-26 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have decided to strengthen Swedish research in Mathematics. The aim is for Sweden to regain a position at the international cutting edge. Approximately SEK 200 million will be made available over a six-year period.
  • Four prominent Swedish researchers are the first Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2015-03-25 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is investing almost SEK 600 million over a ten-year period in the research programme Wallenberg Clinical Scholars. The first researchers to receive funding are: Peter Andersen, Umeå University, Anna Wedell, Karolinska Institutet, and David Erlinge and Martin L. Olsson, both at Lund University.

January

  • The Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2015

    2015-01-15 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to Richard Lewontin , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Tomoko Ohta , National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
  • The prize amount for the Crafoord prize has been increased to 6 million Swedish krona

    2015-01-10 Press release: The Crafoord Prize is an international scientific price awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. The prize amount of SEK 6 million makes the Crafoord prize one of the world´s largest scientific prizes. This years prize will be announced on 15 January, at 6 am CET.