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Press releases

November

October

  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2013

    2013-10-14 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2013 to Eugene F. Fama , University of Chicago, IL, USA, Lars Peter Hansen , University of Chicago, IL, USA, and Robert J. Shiller , Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013

    2013-10-09 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2013 to Martin Karplus , Université de Strasbourg, France and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA Michael Levitt , Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA and Arieh Warshel , University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013

    2013-10-08 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013 to François Englert , Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgien and Peter W. Higgs , University of Edinburgh,UK

September

  • Climate Change: Bert Bolin and Beyond

    2013-09-10 Press release: On 26 September 2013 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report. To honour the significant achievements of Professor Bert Bolin as one of the founding fathers of the IPCC and its first chairman from 1988 to 1997, the WGI Assessment report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis will be dedicated...
  • Aminoff Prize 2014

    2013-09-13 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2014 to: Yigong Shi Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

June

  • Launching new research programmes in mathematics

    2013-06-18 News: The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to support Swedish research in mathematics. As part of this initiative, three research programmes will be launched: one post-doc programme for young researchers going abroad, one post-doc programme for recruiting young foreign researchers to Sweden, and one visiting scholar programme...
  • Swedish top-tier research in need of reinforcement

    2013-06-10 Press release: Sweden has a long tradition of being a high-ranking knowledge nation, harbouring several internationally prominent research and knowledge environments. But something has changed. During the last twenty years, the development of research with high international impact has been weaker in Sweden than in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland. This is a warning sign of utmost...

February

  • Academy statement on the L’Aquila-verdict

    2013-02-05 Press release: On 18 January the reasons for the verdict of the L’Aquila process were made public. The scientists were sentenced to four years imprisonment for having communicated the risk so defectively that they are believed to be partly responsible for the death of more than 300 citizens of L’Aquila in the earthquake on 6 April 2009. The scientific community worldwide has reacted against the verdict, and n...

January

  • The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013

    2013-01-17 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013 to Peter K. Gregersen ,The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY, USA, Lars Klareskog , Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Robert J. Winchester , Columbia University, New York, NY, USA,