April 30, 2012 at 02:13 AM EDT
Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien: Crafoord Days 14–15 May 2012: Meet the Crafoord Laureates in Mathematics and Astronomy in Lund

Welcome to a press conference with the world leading mathematicians Jean Bourgain and Terence Tao, and the astronomers Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez which indicated the presence of a supermassive black hole in the centre of our own Galaxy.

Press conference with the Laureates

Time: Tuesday 15 May, at 2:00–3:00 pm

Venue: The University house, Lund University

Paradisgatan 2, Lund (see signs)

NB! Limited amount of places.

Mandatory registration online at http://kva.se/pressroom

Deadline for registration: Friday 11 May

Crafoord Days 2012 in Lund

14 May

Prize symposium in mathematics

The Laureates in mathematics and invited scientists will present the latest research in mathematics.

Detailed programme and registration online (http://www.kva.se/en/Events-List/Event/?eventId=386)

Prize symposium in astronomy

The Laureates in astronomy and invited scientists will present the latest research in astronomy.

Detailed programme and registration online (http://www.kva.se/en/Events-List/Event/?eventId=387)

15 May

Crafoord Prize Lectures 2012 (open lectures by the Laureates)

The Laureates present their discoveries in a popular scientific manner.

Detailed programme (no registration needed) (http://www.kva.se/en/Events-List/Event/?eventId=407)

Crafoord Prize Award Ceremony 2012

H.M. the King of Sweden awards the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Mathematics and the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy.

Detailed programme and registration online (http://www.kva.se/en/Events-List/Event/?eventId=388)

Welcome!

The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics and The Crafoord Prize in Astronomy 2012

Prize amount: SEK 4 million per Prize, which totalt SEK 8 million.

Prize award ceremony 15 May: The Prizes are awarded by H.M. the King of Sweden (see above).

More information on the Crafoord Prize: http://kva.se/crafoordprize

Detailed programme about the Crafoord Days 2012: www.crafoordprize.se and http://kva.se/en

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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Contacts:

Erik Huss
Press officer
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
+46-8-6739544, +46-70-6739650
erik.huss@kva.se
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