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Press releases

December

  • Statement by the Academy: Sweden needs bold, creative and pioneering basic research

    2011-12-02 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has delivered a statement to the Ministry of Education and Research ahead of the forthcoming 2012 Research and Innovation Policy Bill. It emphasises that Sweden needs bold, creative and pioneering basic research in order to safeguard the country's future prosperity and tackle the huge global challenges humanity is facing. It is the Academy's view that the...

November

October

  • Largest initiative ever for Sweden’s future research leaders

    2011-10-13 Press release: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided to set up a unique career programme for young researchers. Wallenberg Academy Fellows, as it will be called, represents assured long-term resources for the country’s most promising young researchers in all disciplines. The programme will be the Foundation’s largest initiative ever. The plan is to provide funding of SEK 1.2 billion, over five...
  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2011

    2011-10-10 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2011 to Thomas J. Sargent , New York University, New York, NY, USA, and Christopher A. Sims , Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA,
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011

    2011-10-05 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Dan Shechtman , Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel “for the discovery of quasicrystals”.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011

    2011-10-04 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2011 with one half to Saul Perlmutter The Supernova Cosmology Project Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, and the other half to Brian P. Schmidt The High-z Supernova Search Team Australian National University, Weston Creek, Australia, and Adam G. Riess The...

September

  • The Aminoff Prize 2012

    2011-09-15 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded The Gregori Aminoff Prize in crystallography 2012 to Marat Yusupov and Gulnara Yusupova , Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, France, and Harry F. Noller , University of California Santa Cruz, USA,

August

May

  • New Academy for young researchers in Sweden

    2011-05-27 Press release: A new academy of sciences is founded today: the Young Academy of Sweden. – Finally, young researchers will have their own forum. We will work interdisciplinary with both scientific and structural issues. We promise to take an active part in public debate, says Professor Helene Andersson Svahn, the first chairman of the Young Academy of Sweden.

April

  • A founding moment: New Swedish Academy of Sciences for outstanding young researchers

    2011-04-27 Press release: At the initiative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, RSAS, the Young Academy of Sweden will be founded on 27 May 2011. – By gathering young researchers of the highest academic excellence and giving them their own dedicated platform, we wish to create a dynamic climate for research, says Staffan Normark, Permanent secretary at the RSAS.

March

January

  • Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2011

    2011-01-20 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences for 2011 to Ilkka Hanski , University of Helsinki, Finland,