Foto: Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien
Foto: Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien

The process to decide who the winners of the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics, as well as the Prize in Economic Sciences, is led by three committees at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA). The secretaries of both the Committees of Chemistry and Economic Sciences are professors at Stockholm University. Other researchers at the University also participate in these committees as members.

The Nobel Committee for Chemistry

Gunnar von Heijne, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Stockholm University, is secretary and member of the Chemistry Committee. Peter Brzezinski, Professor in Biochemistry at Stockholm University, is a member of the committee.

The Nobel Committee for Physics

Thors Hans Hansson, Professor of Theoretical Physics, and Mats Larsson, Professor of Molecular Physics at Stockholm University, are members of the Committee.

The Nobel Committee for Literature and the Swedish Academy

Anders Olsson, Professor of literature, is a member of the Swedish Academy's Nobel Committee for Literature. Sara Danius, Professor of literature, is adjuntc member of the Committee and permanent secretary in the Swedish Academy with eighteen members (chairs).

The Economic Sciences Prize Committee

The Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel currently includes five researchers at Stockholm University.  The secretary and member is Torsten Persson. Members are Jakob Svensson and Per Krusell, all of them professors at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES).

Meet this year's Nobel Laureates in Aula Magna

On 8 December, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) will organise the traditional Nobel Lectures in which the Nobel Laureates address the public in the Aula Magna lecture halls at Stockholm University.

Nobel Laureates from Stockholm University

Four scientists from Stockholm University have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, whilst another has received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (Economy Prize).