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The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. The prize sum of SEK 6 million makes the Crafoord one of the world´s largest scientific prizes.

 

Crafoord Academy Lecture 2016


Welcome to the Crafoord Academy Lecture 2016 – What we can learn from ancient genomics, with Eske Willerslev, University of Copenhagen.

Time and place

2016-12-13, 14:00-15:30 at AF-borgen in Lund, Sweden.

Registration

The lecture is free of charge and mainly directed towards invited high school students. If you are interested in participating contact Dan-Eric Nilsson, dan-e.nilsson@biol.lu.se.

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Crafoord Days 2016


The Crafoord Days 2016 were celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 24 to 26 May with Prize symposiums, Prize lectures and the Prize award ceremony at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in the presence of H.M. the King of Sweden.

The symposiums and lectures were webcast live and are now available, along with abstracts and press photos, at the following link:

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The Crafoord Prizes in Mathematics and Astronomy 2016

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics to Yakov Eliashberg, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA,

“for the development of contact and symplectic topology and groundbreaking discoveries of rigidity and flexibility phenomena”

and the 2016 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy to Roy Kerr, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, and Roger Blandford, Stanford University, CA, USA,

for fundamental work concerning rotating black holes and their astrophysical consequences”.

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