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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 Days 2015

The Crafoord Days 2015 are celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 5 to 7
May with Prize symposium, Prize lecture and the Prize award ceremony at
the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in the presence of Their
Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden.

  • Tuesday 5 May: Prize symposium, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
  • Wednesday 6 May: Award ceremony, the Beijer Hall, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
  • Thursday 7 May: Prize lecture, Lund University

The symposium and lectures will be webcasted live and will be available as video on demand here at the Crafoord Prize website.

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Crafoord Prize in Biosciences 2015


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2015 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to Richard Lewontin, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Tomoko Ohta, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan “for their pioneering analyses and fundamental contributions to the understanding of genetic polymorphism”.

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