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Press releases 2017


  • Investing millions in mathematics

    2017-03-24 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is continuing its investments in Swedish mathematics research. This year’s grants will make it possible for 13 mathematicians to develop their research, search for the solutions to unsolved problems and to boost Sweden as a research nation.
  • Blood cancer cells and pneumococcal bacteria in focus for this year’s Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

    2017-03-23 Press release: This year’s two Wallenberg Clinical Scholars are each taking on an important medical challenge. Professor Birgitta Henriques Normark wants to find out how new strains of S. pneumoniae form and become resistant to antibiotics. Professor Richard Rosenquist Brandell will study blood cancer cells.
  • Rolf Schock Prizes 2017 awarded to four epoch-makers

    2017-03-15 Press release: The recipients of this year’s Rolf Schock Prizes have had a huge impact in their fields. Thanks to the breadth of the prizes, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music are able to present four outstanding laureates in widely differing disciplines.