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Press releases

October

  • The Prize in Economic Sciences 2009

    2009-10-12 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 2009 to Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, “for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons”, and Oliver E. Williamson, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, “for his analysis of economic governance, especially the...
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009

    2009-10-07 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 jointly to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, Thomas A. Steitz, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA and Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”.
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009

    2009-10-06 Press release: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2009 with one half to Charles K. Kao, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow, UK, and Chinese University of Hong Kong “for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication” , and the other half jointly to Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, Bel...

September

June

  • Many new members elected to the Academy

    2009-02-12 Press release: At the General meeting on 11 February seven prominent researchers in mathematics, astronomy, physics and biology were elected members of the Academy. Their research reaches from geometry and systematic botany to stars and black holes.

May

  • Serious assault on research freedom

    2009-06-08 Press release: The Israeli company Nemesysco has used threats of legal actions to prevent the publication of a scientific article in International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law that was critical of their products.

April

  • The Crafoord Days in Stockholm and Lund 11–13 May 2009

    2009-04-23 Press release: Meet the Crafoord Prize laureates, awarded “for their pioneering work to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory diseases”. The three Crafoord Days will begin in Stockholm and continue in Lund.

January