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Stockholm University is a prominent research university characterised by its independent basic research.

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  • Swedish-Danish initiative on network collaboration on cryomic microscopy 2018-01-23 A new Swedish-Danish research alliance wants to advance understanding of how biological molecules look and behave. With support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, scientists at four universities in Sweden and Denmark will join forces to create a Nordic network in cryoelectron microscopy, whose developers were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • Hiding from a warmer climate in the forest 2018-01-11 Global warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists from the universities of Stockholm, Marseille and Helsinki have unravelled where these species could survive within colder spots in the same forest. The findings can help to understand the effect of climate change on forest biodiversity and what we can do to protect it.
  • Genomic data suggest two main migrations into Scandinavia after the last ice age 2018-01-10 In a new study published in PLoS Biology, an international research team suggests Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations after the last glacial maximum: an initial migration of groups from the south (modern day Denmark and Germany) and an additional migration from the north-east, following the ice-free Atlantic coast.
  • Abraham Mendoza. Foto: Markus Marcetic/Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse/Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien. Abraham Mendoza: More effective and environmentally-friendly methods for chemical synthesis 2017-12-19 Chemical synthesis of everything from pharmaceuticals to new materials often requires the use of toxic solvents and metals. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Abraham Mendoza will expand the chemists’ toolbox with more sustainable methods. Inspired by nature, he uses the energy of light to control and catalyzecatalyse environmentally friendly chemical reactions.
  • Sarah Greenwood. Foto: Markus Marcetic/Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse/Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien. Sarah Greenwood: How does a warmer climate affect marine ice sheets? 2017-12-19 Wallenberg Academy Fellow Sarah Greenwood will study how ice sheets that flow into the sea are affected by the surrounding environment. One important aim is to make better predictions of how the Greenland and Antarctic marine ice sheets will react as the climate gets warmer.
  • Oscar Agertz. Foto: Markus Marcetic/Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse/Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien. Oscar Agertz: Simulations of how stars’ lives affect galaxies 2017-12-19 The Universe contains a multitude of galaxies, everything from small dwarf galaxies to enormous elliptical ones. To understand how this diversity arose, Oscar Agertz will investigate how massive stars influence the dynamics of a galaxy, conducting these experiments using simulations in supercomputers.
  • Forskare från Stockholms universitet tar sedimentprov från havsbotten utanför Askö i Sörmland. Foto: Alessandra Vicenzi. Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows 2017-12-15 Worms and clams enhance the release of methane up to eight times more compared to sea bottoms without animals, shows a study by scientists at Stockholm University and Cardiff University.

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Stockholm University is a prominent research university characterized by its independent basic research.

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