Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or "Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien" is one of the Royal Academies of Sweden. The Academy is an independent, non-governmental scientific organization which acts to promote the sciences, primarily the natural sciences and mathematics.

The Academy was founded in 1739 by naturalist Carl Linnaeus, mercantilist Jonas Alströmer, mechanical engineer Mårten Triewald, and politician Anders Johan von Höpken.cite web
title = History
publisher = The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
url = http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/about/history/index.asp?br=ns&ver=6up
accessdate = 2007-10-18
] It was modeled after the Royal Society of London and Academie Royale des Sciences in Paris, France.

Committees of the Academy act as selection boards for international prizes:
* Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistrycite web
title = Nobel Prizes
publisher = The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
url = http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/awards/nobel/nobelprizes/index.asp?br=ns&ver=6up
accessdate = 2007-10-18
]
* Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobelcite web
title = Prize in Economic Sciences
publisher = The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
url = http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/awards/nobel/economy/index.asp?br=ns&ver=6up
accessdate = 2007-10-18
] (also known as the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics)
* Crafoord Prizes in astronomy and mathematics, geosciences, biosciences (with an emphasis on ecology), and polyarthritis (rheumatoid arthritis)cite web
title = Crafoord Prize
publisher = The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
url = http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/awards/international/crafoord/index.asp?br=ns&ver=6up
accessdate = 2007-10-18
]
* Rolf Schock Prizes in logic and philosophycite web
title = Rolf Schock Prizes
publisher = The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
url = http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/awards/international/schock/index.asp?br=ns&ver=6up
accessdate = 2007-10-18
]
* Gregori Aminoff Prize in crystallographycite web
title = Gregori Aminoff Prize
publisher = The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
url = http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/awards/international/aminoff/index.asp?br=ns&ver=6up
accessdate = 2007-10-18
]
* Oskar Klein medaland national prizes:cite web
title = National prizes
publisher = The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
url = http://www.kva.se/KVA_Root/eng/awards/national/index.asp?br=ns&ver=6up
accessdate = 2007-10-18
]
* Göran Gustafsson Prizes for research in the natural sciences and medicine
* Söderberg Prize in economics or jurisprudence
* Tage Erlander Prize in physics, chemistry, technology, and biology
* Ingvar Lindqvist Prizes for teachers in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics.

See also

*List of Swedish scientists

References

External links

* [http://www.kva.se/ The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences]


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