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Press releases 2014

December

  • New leaders elected for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

    2014-12-18 Press release: At yesterday’s General Meeting, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences elected its two foremost representatives, who will take over the roles of the current President and Permanent Secretary on 1 July 2015.
  • This year’s Wallenberg Academy Fellows

    2014-12-04 Press release: Sweden’s largest private investment in young researchers is continuing, with the announcement of 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The programme is financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in order to provide young researchers with the opportunity to take on difficult, long-term research questions.

October

  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2014

    2014-10-13 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 2014 to Jean Tirole , Toulouse 1 Capitole University, France
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

    2014-10-08 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig , Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA, Stefan W. Hell , Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany and William E. Moerner , Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

    2014-10-07 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to Isamu Akasaki , Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan, Hiroshi Amano , Nagoya University, Japan and Shuji Nakamura , University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

September

  • Gregori Aminoff Prize 2015

    2014-09-15 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize for 2015 to Ian Robinson, London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, and Research Complex at Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK.

March

  • Becoming number one – SEK 160 million to Swedish research in Mathematics

    2014-03-27 Press release: In order for Sweden to regain an international, cutting edge position in Mathematics, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, will support 84 prominent researchers in Mathematics during 2014-2022. The funding amounts to a total of SEK 160 million, and in the first application round 15 positions have been filled.

February

January

  • The Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2014

    2014-01-16 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2014 to Peter Molnar , University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA