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Press releases



  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2008

    2008-10-13 Press release: This year's Laureate is awarded the Prize for his research on international trade and economic geography. He has shown the effects of economies of scale on trade patterns and on the location of economic activity.
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008

    2008-10-08 Press release: The remarkable brightly glowing green fluorescent protein, GFP, was first observed in the beautiful jellyfish, Aequorea victoria in 1962. Since then, this protein has become one of the most important tools used in contemporary bioscience.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008

    2008-10-07 Press release: Why is there something instead of nothing? Why are there so many different elementary particles? The Laureates in Physics have presented theoretical insights that give us a deeper understanding of what happens inside the tiniest building blocks of matter.



  • The Rolf Schock Prizes 2008

    2008-05-11 Press release: The philosopher Thomas Nagel, New York University, NY, USA, the mathematician Endre Szemerédi, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ, USA, the artist Mona Hatoum and the musician Gidon Kremer have been awarded the Rolf Schock Prizes 2008.


  • The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics and Astronomy 2008

    2008-01-16 Press release: This year’s prize has been awarded to Maxim Kontsevich, Edward Witten and Rashid Alievich Sunyaev. It rewards mathematical discoveries that are significant for the fundamental laws of nature and research on black holes and the early Universe.
  • The Crafoord Prize 2008: Mathematics and Astronomy

    2008-01-15 Press release: On Thursday morning 17 January, at 08.00 am (Swedish time, GMT +1 hour) the Crafoord Prize for 2008 will be announced. This year’s disciplines are Matematics and Astronomy. A press release and a popular science article will be sent out and scientific experts are available on telephone.