At the General meeting on 11 May new members were elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Stephanie Reimann is new Swedish member and Hiranya Peiris new Foreign member of the Class for Physics. Nobel laureate Elizabeth H. Blackburn and Olli Kallioniemi are new Foreign members of the Class for medical sciences.
Class for physics
Stephanie Reimann is Professor in Mathematical Physics at Lund University,
Hiranya Peiris, is Professor in Astro Physics at Stockholm University and University College London
Class of medical sciences
Elizabeth H. Blackburn is a Professor in Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Fransisco, USA. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2009 together with Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak.
Olli Kallioniemi, is a Professor at Karolinska Institutet and Director of Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Solna, Sweden.