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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 4 million makes the Crafoord one of the world´s largest scientific prizes.

Welcome to the Crafoord Days 2014

The Crafoord Days 2014 will be celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 5 to 7 May.

Monday 5 May
Prize symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm

Tuesday 6 May
Prize Award Ceremony at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm in presence of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden.

Wednesday 7 May
Prize lecture at Lund University

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The Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2014

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Crafoord Prize in Geosciences 2014 to Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA, “for his ground-breaking contribution to the
understanding of global tectonics, in particular the deformation of
continents and the structure and evolution of mountain ranges, as well
as the impact of tectonic processes on ocean-atmosphere circulation and

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