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Press releases

November

  • The 1995 Crafoord Prize

    1995-04-20 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards The 1995 Crafoord Prize for pioneering contributions that have increased our knowledge of climatic changes during the Quaternary period, i.e. during the past 2,5 million years.
  • The Crafoord Prize 1992

    1992-04-24 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize for 1992 to Professor Adolf Seilacher for his innovative research concerning the evolution of life in interaction with the environment as documented in the geological record.
  • The Crafoord Prize 1993

    1993-03-18 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize for 1993 to: Professor Seymour Benzer, California Institute of Technology, USA, for his pioneering genetical and neuropsychological studies on behavioral mutants in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster; and Professor William D Hamilton, University of Oxford, England, for his theories concerning kin selection and...
  • The Crafoord Prize 1991 For fundamental contributions to Extragalactic Astronomy including Observational Cosmology

    1991-01-09 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Dr. Allan R. Sandage, The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pasadena, USA the 1991 Crafoord Prize, SEK 1,5 million. The Prize Ceremony will take place on the Crafoord Day, 25 September 1991.
  • The Crafoord Prize 1997

    1997-05-28 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the 1997 Crafoord Prize in astronomy with particular emphasis in stellar physics to Professor Fred Hoyle, Bournemouth, England and professor Edwin E. Salpeter, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA, for their pioneering contributions to the study of nuclear processes in stars and stellar evolution
  • The Crafoord Prize 2000

    2000-01-13 Press release: Research leading to new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis rewarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences with the 2000 Crafoord Prize.
  • The Crafoord Prize 1999

    1999-02-11 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 1999 Crafoord Prize for biology jointly to Professor John Maynard Smith, University of Sussex, England, Professor Ernst Mayr, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Professor George C. Williams, State University of New York, USA.
  • The Crafoord Prize 1998

    1998-04-25 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is to award the 1998 Crafoord Prize in geosciences with special emphasis upon "the dynamics of the deeper parts of the Earth" to Don L. Anderson, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA and Adam M. Dziewonski, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA "for their fundamental contributions to our knowledge of the structures and processes in the interior of...
  • The 1999 Rolf Schock Prizes

    1999-05-18 Press release: Four international prizes in logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts and in music are awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
  • The Rolf Schock Prizes 1997 were awarded:

    1997-05-21 Press release: In logic and philosophy to Professor Dana S. Scott, Pittsburgh, USA, for his conceptually oriented logical works, especially the creation of domain theory, which has made it possible to extend Tarski’s semantical paradigm to programming languages as well as to construct models of Curry’s combinatory logic and Church’s calculus of lambda conversion.
  • Jörgen Weibull receives 1999 Söderberg Prize

    1999-10-26 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen JÖRGEN W. WEIBULL as the winner of the 1999 Söderberg Prize. The value of the prize is SEK 500 000.
  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards The 1994 Crafoord Prize to differential geometry

    1994-01-12 Press release: The Prize is awarded to Simon Donaldson, University of Oxford, England, for his fundamental investigations in four-dimensional geometry through application of instantons, in particular his discovery of new differential invariants: And Shing-Tung Yau, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, for his development of non-linear techniques in differential geometry leading to the solution of several...
  • The Crafoord Prize 1996

    1996-04-24 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the 1996 Crafoord Prize in the biosciences with particular emphasis on ecology to Professor Sir Robert M. May, University of Oxford, U.K., for his pioneering ecological research concerning theoretical analysis of the dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems.The value of the 1996 Crafoord Prize is USD 500,000. The prizewinner will receive t...
  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2000

    2000-10-11 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided that the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2000 will be shared between James J. Heckman, University of Chicago, USA, and Daniel L. McFadden, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2000

    2000-10-10 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2000 jointly to Alan J. Heeger, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, Alan G. MacDiarmid, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and Hideki Shirakawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan "for the discovery and development of conductive polymers".
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2000

    2000-10-10 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2000 to scientists and inventors whose work has laid the foundation of modern information technology, IT, particularly through their invention of rapid transistors, laser diodes, and integrated circuits (chips).