The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' Annual Meeting and seminars cancelled
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting on 31 March and all the seminars in conjunction with this will be cancelled due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The prizes that should have been presented this year will instead be awarded at next year’s Annual Meeting.
Every year the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' holds its Annual Meeting which normally takes place on 31 March, the anniversary of the Crown's adoption of the Academy´s Rules in 1741. At this meeting the Academy welcomes new members and presents some of its biggest prizes.
However, this year's Annual Meeting will be cancelled due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The prizes that should have been presented there, the Sjöberg Prize in cancer research, the Gregori Aminoff Prize in the field of crystallography, the Göran Gustafsson Prizes for younger researchers, and the prizes for teachers in mathematics and science will instead be presented at the Annual Meeting 2021.
The seminars and symposia that should have been held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting will also be cancelled. This concerns:
30 March: Gregori Aminoff Prize Symposium at Stockholm University.
30 March: Sjöberg Prize Lectures at Karolinska Institutet.
30 March: General Academy Meeting for members at the Natural History Museum.
30 March: Academy Seminar on Artificial Intelligence at the Natural History Museum.
1 April: Ingvar Lindqvist Symposium for teachers and Laureates at the Natural History Museum.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is sorry for any inconvenience caused by the cancellations, and welcomes all Laureates, members, guests and visitors to next year's events.
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