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Press releases 2016


  • Investment in young researchers to boost Swedish research

    2016-12-01 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investments in young researchers continue with 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The research challenges that this year’s Academy Fellows are tackling include important issues for the future, such as energy provision and public health.


  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2016

    2016-10-10 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 to Oliver Hart , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Bengt Holmström , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

    2016-10-05 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage , University of Strasbourg, France, Sir Fraser Stoddart , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and Bernard L. Feringa , University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

    2016-10-04 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 with one half to David J. Thouless , University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA and the other half to F. Duncan M. Haldane , Princeton University, NJ, USA and J. Michael Kosterlitz , Brown University, Providence, RI, USA


  • Using crystallography to open the gates to the Earth’s interior

    2016-09-19 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2017 to Professor Natalia Dubrovinskaia and Professor Leonid Dubrovinsky of University of Bayreuth, Germany “for having developed new methodology for in situ-experimental determination of crystal structures subjected to extreme conditions of high temperature and pressure” . The prize amount i...
  • Lund researcher awarded for groundbreaking hematopoietic stem cell discoveries

    2016-09-16 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Tobias Prize 2016, amounting to SEK 10.1 million, to David Bryder of Lund University “for his groundbreaking research into blood cell creation, factors that regulate the maturation of hematopoietic stem cells, and hematopoietic stem cell ageing, all of which of great importance to the successful transplantation of stem cells” .


  • Bengt Sjöberg donates SEK 2 billion to cancer research

    2016-05-10 Press release: Bengt Sjöberg, resident in Hong Kong but originally from Lysekil, Sweden, has founded the Sjöberg Foundation, to which he has donated SEK 2 billion. His hope is that this donation will make a difference to cancer research and the treatment currently received by cancer patients.


  • Crafoord Prize laureates lectures in Lund 24 May

    2016-04-25 Press release: The Crafoord Prize laureates 2016 is awarded to three top scientists for their groundbreaking discoveries. Two laureates shares the prize in astronomy and one is awarded the prize in mathematics. During the Crafoord Days lectures is held in Lund, Sweden, by the laureates.  The Crafoord foundation, based in Lund, annually awards Crafoord Prize, one of the most prestigious scientific awards in th...
  • Five high-level Swedish researchers to be Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2016-04-13 Press release: The five clinical researchers study common diseases such as Parkinson’s, kidney failure, osteoporosis, dementia and cardiovascular diseases. The individual funding of SEK 15 million provides them with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare.
  • Millions in funding for mathematicians

    2016-04-07 Press release: Fifteen prominent mathematicians will receive funding to bring Swedish mathematics research back to the international top. Since 2014, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have supported mathematics research in Sweden through the Program for Mathematics. The aim of the program is that Sweden will retake a top international position in the field. 


  • Announcements of Nobel Prizes 2016

    2016-03-11 Press release: Time and date for announcements of the 2016 Nobel Prizes and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel is set to the first week of October 2016.


  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences takes action against scientific misconduct

    2016-02-11 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided on a number of actions to combat deficiencies in the management of scientific misconduct and clinical research, which have been exposed through the controversy surrounding Paolo Macchiarini’s research. A new statement from the Academy presents, among other things, a demand that the previous enquiry into scientific misconduct is reopened.