Announcements of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry and the Prize in Economic Sciences 2017

It is now possible to apply for press accreditation to the announcements at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Academy every year awards the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

The press conferences will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on the following dates. Please note that pre-registration and valid press credentials are required.

Nobel Prize in Physics – 3 October at 11.45 am CET at the earliest.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry – 4 October at 11.45 am CET at the earliest.

Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – 9 October at 11.45 am CET at the earliest. 

The registration forms are now available at the press room of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. There is one registration on each press conference. If you wish to make an interview with an expert from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences during or after the press conference, please leave a comment in the registration form.

Links and further information:

www.kva.se/en/pressrum

Venue: Session Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm

The press conferences will be broadcast, without any pre-registration, at www.kva.se and www.nobelprize.com.

 

Programme

When the prize is announced by the Secretary General, the following information will be available at www.kva.se/en and at www.nobelprize.org:

 

• Press releases in English and Swedish

• An illustrated popular science presentation in English and Swedish

• Scientific background in English

• Illustrations, web links and further reading. The illustrations are free to use for editorial use, with reference to the source.

 

At the venue several experts will be available for interviews in Swedish or English, and hopefully through a telephone line a Laureate, who has just received the information about the prize. Please note that request for interviews with experts shall be submitted with the registration!

 

Nominating and awarding

The nomination and selection of the Laureates is managed by the prize committees of the Academy (Nobel Committee for Physics, Nobel Committee for Chemistry and Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.)

Each year the committees send invitations to thousands of scientists, Academy members and university professors in numerous countries, asking them to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize for the coming year. Members of the Academy and previous Laureates may also nominate candidates. The nominations are then reviewed by each committee with the help of specially appointed experts. When the committees have made their selection from the proposed Laureates and have presented their recommendation to the Academy, the final choice of Laureates is decided by a vote.

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Press contact:

Jessica Balksjö Nannini, Press Officer, phone +46 8 673 95 44, +46 70 673 96 50, jessica.balksjo@kva.se

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, is an independent organization whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The Academy takes special responsibility for the natural sciences and mathematics, but endeavours to promote the exchange of ideas between various disciplines.

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