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Press releases

December

October

  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2010

    2010-10-11 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 2010 to Peter A. Diamond , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, Dale T. Mortensen , Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA and Aarhus University, Denmark, and Christopher A. Pissarides , London School of Economics and Political...
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010

    2010-10-06 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2010 to Richard F. Heck , University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, Ei-ichi Negishi , Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA and Akira Suzuki , Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan,
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010

    2010-10-05 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2010 to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov , both at University of Manchester, UK,

September

  • The Aminoff Prize 2011

    2010-09-16 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded The Gregori Aminoff Prize in crystallography 2011 to Professor Lia Addadi and Professor Stephen Weiner , both at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel,

June

April

  • Press invitation to the Crafoord Days 2010: Meet the legendary Walter Munk

    2010-04-26 Press release: Welcome to meet “the father of oceanography”, Walter Munk, who comes to Sweden to receive the Crafoord Prize in Geosciences, “for his pioneering and fundamental contributions to our understanding of ocean circulation, tides and waves, and their role in the Earth’s dynamics” . The Crafoord Days 2010 begin in Stockholm and end in Lund.
  • Staffan Normark elected new Permanent Secretary of the Academy

    2010-04-15 Press release: On 14 April the Academy decided to appoint Professor Staffan Normark as new Permanent Secretary from 1 July 2010. He will succeed Professor Gunnar Öquist who has held the position since 2003.

January

  • Statement on wind power

    2010-01-27 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy’s Energy Committee expects a massive expansion of wind power in the decades ahead. Globally, it looks set to rise from 260 TWh of electricity in 2008 to an estimated 5,000 TWh in 2050. This represents an annual average increase of 8%.
  • The Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2010

    2010-01-21 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2010 to Walter Munk , Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA,
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