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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 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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Crafoord Days 2015

The Crafoord Days 2015 are celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 5 to 7 May.

  • 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, in the presence of their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden
  • Thursday 7 May: Prize lecture, Lund University

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