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  Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - www.kva.se
Crafoord Jubilee 2007 In 2007, the Crafoord Prize celebrated its 25th anniversary, with jubilee symposia in Lund on 23 - 26 April.
Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord´s Fund was established in 1980 and the first prize was awarded in 1982.
The prize in polyarthritis is awarded only when a special committee has shown that scientific progress in this field has been such that an award is justified.
www.kva.se /KVA_Root/eng/awards/international/crafoord/index.asp?br=ns&ver=4up   (225 words)

  
 Crafoordprize
The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme.
During the Crafoord jubilee on 23-26 April 2007, hundreds of leading researchers and laureates from all over the world met in Lund for the celebrations.
On 17 January 2007 the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Crafoord Prizes for 2006 and 2007 to two of the world's foremost scientists in ocean biogeochemistry and sociobiology.
www.crafoordprize.se   (139 words)

  
 Carle Woese wins the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences, given by the Royal Academy
Ann-Greta and Holger Crafoord’s Fund was established in 1980 to promote basic research in mathematics, astronomy, the biosciences (particularly ecology), the geosciences and polyarthritis.
The first Crafoord Prize was given in 1982.
Holger Crafoord was the inventor of the artificial kidney.
www.news.uiuc.edu /news/03/0213crafoord.html   (841 words)

  
 Crafoord Prize - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Crafoord Prize was established in 1980 by Holger Crafoord, the inventor of the artificial kidney, and his wife Anna-Greta Crafoord.
Administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the aim of the prize is to reward and promote basic research in scientific disciplines that fall outside the categories of the Nobel Prize.
Crafoord Prize, List of the Crafoord Prize winners:, External link and Science and engineering prizes.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Crafoord_Prize   (155 words)

  
 About the prize
The laureates are announced in mid-January each year, and the prize is presented in April on “Crafoord Day".
It is received from the hand of His Majesty the King of Sweden.
In connection with the Crafoord Day, a symposium in the discipline in question is arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
www.crafoordprize.se /abouttheprize.4.2f692b3510dbfce339680003512.html   (191 words)

  
 bulletin: The University of Sussex Newsletter Sussex Biologist Scoops Crafoord Prize Friday 26th February 1999
Widely recognised as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Crafoord Prize is awarded annually to scientists working in fields not covered by the Nobel Foundation.
John is delighted at being awarded the prestigious 1999 Crafoord Prize, saying "It is obviously a great honour." The ceremony will take place in Sweden in September, when he will be presented with a share of $500,000 and a gold medal.
The prize will be awarded jointly to fellow biologists Ernst Mayr of Harvard and George C Williams of State University, New York, something which gives John particular pleasure.
www.sussex.ac.uk /press_office/bulletin/26feb99/article1.html   (494 words)

  
 Arthritis Research Campaign | Doctors Awarded International Prize for Research Leading to New Treatment in Rheumatoid ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Two leading UK doctors have been awarded the prestigious Crafoord Prize for their groundbreaking work in developing new therapies for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
The Crafoord Prize is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for research in areas not covered by the Nobel prizes, which the academy also awards.
This is the first time since the Crafoord Prize was instituted in 1982 that the Royal Academy has awarded the prize in the field of polyarthritis.
www.arc.org.uk /newsviews/arctdy/rheuarth.htm   (407 words)

  
 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Crafoord Prize is awarded annually for noteworthy research in mathematics, astronomy, the biosciences or the geosciences.
This year’s prize was awarded for outstanding research in astronomy that has offered contributions towards understanding the large-scale structure of the universe.
The last Woodrow Wilson Fellow to receive the Crafoord Prize was Daniel Janzen in 1984, who was named a Fellow in 1961 and who is now a professor of biology at the University of Pennsylvania.
www.woodrow.org /newsroom/News_Releases/crafoord_prize_in_astronomy.html   (292 words)

  
 International Brain Research Organization
The Prize has been named Trieste Science Prize in recognition of the unique and fundamental role that the Trieste System of scientific institutions plays in promoting science and technology in the developing world.
Prizes will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
Nominations should be submitted on the Trieste Science Prize nomination form and clearly state the contributions which the candidate has made towards the development of the field of science for which the award will be given.
www.ibro.org /Pub_News_Display.asp?News_Id=1431   (393 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Crafoord Prize
Holger Crafoord (1908-1982), was a Swedish industrialist and the inventor of the artificial kidney.
An artifical kidney is the machine and its related devices which allow to clean the blood of patients who have a temporary (acute) or an ongoing (chronic) failure of their kidneys.
The prize is named after Holger Crafoord (1908 - 1982), a Swedish industrialist who donated the initial funds for the prize.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Crafoord-Prize   (1137 words)

  
 AAS-media releases-29.10.96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 1996 Crafoord prize to a Corresponding Member of the Academy, Sir Robert May. Sir Robert is an Australian zoologist who is the Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, and is Chief Scientific Adviser to the British Government.
The Crafoord prize, worth US$500,000, is of similar standing to the Nobel prize and is awarded for basic research in areas not covered by the Nobel prize: mathematics, astronomy, geoscience, biology with particular emphasis on ecology, and medical research into rheumatoid arthritis.
Sir Robert won the 1996 prize 'for his pioneering ecological research concerning theoretical analysis of the dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems.' In its statement the Swedish Academy said, 'May's research in a number of areas within ecological theory constitutes brilliant pioneering contributions and his influence on today's ecological research is quite overwhelming.
www.science.org.au /media/crafoord.htm   (424 words)

  
 Pathology professor Butcher takes home Sweden’s other big prize, the Crafoord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The work that earned the duo the prize was “their studies of the molecular mechanisms involved in migration of white blood cells in health and disease,” according to the Crafoord Prize announcement.
The prize is earmarked for fields not covered by the Nobel Prize: mathematics, geoscience, astronomy and basic biosciences, especially ecology and evolution.
Although the prize was established more than 20 years ago, the only other time it has been given to researchers studying arthritis was in 2000.
www.stanford.edu /group/news/report/news/medical/2004/february11/butcher.html   (858 words)

  
 Prof. Dziewonski receives Crafoord Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord’s Fund was established in 1980 to promote basic research in mathematics, astronomy, the biosciences (particularly ecology), the geosciences and polyarthritis.
Both an international prize and research grants to Swedish scientists are awarded among the sciences mentioned.
The prize is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
www.seismology.harvard.edu /crafoord   (108 words)

  
 Dziewonski Wins Crafoord Prize
Earthquake expert Adam Dziewonski was shaken this week by news that he won the prestigious Crafoord Prize.
It is given by the Swedish Academy of Sciences for achievements in areas not covered by Nobel Prizes, which the Academy also awards.
The Crafoord Prize is awarded to scientists in different fields on a rotating basis.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/1998/04.30/DziewonskiWinsC.html   (346 words)

  
 Caltech Press Release, 4/29/1998, Don Anderson
The 1998 Crafoord Prize is valued at $500,000 dollars, and will be presented to the prizewinners at a ceremony on September 16 in Sweden.
On hearing the news that he had been awarded the 1998 Crafoord Prize, Caltech's Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics Don Anderson said, "I think it's very significant that deep-Earth geophysics is being honored by this award.
The Crafoord Prize is awarded at a ceremony held on September 16, Crafoord Day.
pr.caltech.edu /media/Press_Releases/PR11864.html   (613 words)

  
 1998 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement awarded to Anne and Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University (3/98)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The 1998 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has been awarded to Anne and Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University for their significant scientific contributions, individually and jointly, on population biology, ecology and evolution, and for raising public awareness of and shaping public opinion on resource depletion and environmental degradation.
Established in 1973, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is an international award honoring significant scientific achievements in all disciplines of environmental study and environmental protection.
The Tyler Prize is administered by the University of Southern California.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/relaged/980317ehrlichtyl.html   (714 words)

  
 CRAFOORD PRIZE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Crafoord Prize is presented at a ceremony held on the Crafoord Day in early autumn.
In connection with the Crafoord Day, the Academy organizes an international scientific symposium on a subject from the chosen discipline of the year.
This year’s Crafoord Prize is being awarded to researchers who in a groundbreaking fashion have laid bare the mechanisms behind how white blood cells can leave the blood vessels and penetrate the diseased tissue.
www.usemb.se /crafoord.html   (457 words)

  
 Warsaw Voice - Earthshaking Discoverers
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf presented this year's Crafoord Prize in Earth sciences in Stockholm on Sept. 16.
The Crafoord Prize was founded in 1980 by Holger Crafoord, a Swedish millionaire, the world's first producer of artificial kidneys.
The award is presented by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in areas not covered by the Nobel Prize, that is earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences and astronomy.
www.warsawvoice.pl /archiwum.phtml/881   (407 words)

  
 Crafoord Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Edwin E. Salpeter, the James Gilbert White Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at Cornell, has won the 1997 Crafoord Prize, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced May 28.
Salpeter, professor of astronomy and of physics, shares the prize with Sir Fred Hoyle, who coined the term "Big Bang" for the beginning of the universe, for "their pioneering contributions involving the study of nuclear reactions in stars and stars' development," the Royal Academy said.
The annual prize is funded by the estate of Holger Crafoord, inventor of the artificial kidney, to mark accom
www.news.cornell.edu /http://www.news./Chronicle/97/6.5.97/Salpeter.html   (344 words)

  
 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Acclaimed Zoologist Wins Crafoord Prize
Because there is no Nobel Prize awarded for biology, the Crafoord Prize for "fundamental contributions to the conceptual development of evolutionary biology" stands as one of biology's highest honors.
Mayr, who won the Balzan Prize in 1983 and the National Medal of Science in 1970, completes the triple crown with the Crafoord.
Mayr will share the prize with John Maynard Smith of the University of Sussex, England and George C. Williams of the State University of New York.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=95827   (370 words)

  
 Imperial College London - Rheumatoid arthritis researchers receive Crafoord Prize from King of Sweden
It is the first time since the annual Prize was instituted in 1982 that the Royal Academy has awarded the prize in the field of polyarthritis.
It is both pleasing and intimidating to be in the company of distinguished previous laureates from the UK such as Sir Fred Hoyle, who described the big bang theory of the creation of the universe, and Sir Robert May, chief scientific advisor to the British government.
Professors Maini and Feldmann join two other Crafoord laureates currently on the Imperial College staff - Professor Sir Robert May of the department of biology (joint appointment with Oxford University) in 1996, and Professor Simon Donaldson, of the department of mathematics, who received the prize when he was at Oxford, in 1994.
www.ic.ac.uk /P2237.htm   (1486 words)

  
 Mao of HP-CAT Awarded Aminoff Prize in Crystallography
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded David H. Mao of the Geophysical Laboratory the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2005 "for pioneering research of materials at ultrahigh pressures and temperatures." Dr. Mao is the Director of the High Pressure Collaborative Access Team, which manages the beamlines at Advanced Photon Source (APS) sector 16.
Named after Gregori Aminoff, the pioneering Swedish crystallographer, the prize is given annually to recognized scientists, or to a group of no more than three persons of international distinction, who have made a major contribution to crystallography.
The Prize will be presented in connection with the Academy's Ordinary Session on June 8th, 2005, followed by a 50 minute Award Lecture by Dr. Mao to an audience of Academy Members of different disciplines, other scientists, and students.
www.aps.anl.gov /News/APS_News/2004/20041011.htm   (370 words)

  
 Facts about topic: (Schock prize)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Schock Prizes were instituted by the will of philosopher (A specialist in philosophy) and artist (A person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination) Rolf Schock (additional info and facts about Rolf Schock) (1933-1986).
The Prizes were first awarded in Stockholm (The capital and largest city of Sweden; located in southern Sweden on the Baltic), Sweden (A Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula), 1993 and have been awarded every two years since.
Nobel Prize (An annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace)
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/Sc/Schock_Prize.htm   (1241 words)

  
 The Scientist : Swedish Academy Of Sciences Awards Crafoord Prize To Carnegie Astronomer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The $260,000 Crafoord Prize has been given annually, on a rotating basis, since 1982 for contributions in fields not recognized by the Nobel Prizes--mathematics, astronomy, geosciences, and biosciences.
According to the award citation, Sandage was honored for his contributions to "the study of galaxies, their populations of stars, clusters and nebulae, their evolution, the velocity-distance relation (or Hubble relation), and its evolution with time." Sandage, 65, attributes his lifelong interest in astronomy to the two years he lived near Philadelphia as a child.
From 1983 to 1989, Kent was a senior research associate in the California Institute of Technology's division of biology, where his research focused on molecular aspects of lymphokines, hepatitis B, and AIDS.
www.the-scientist.com /1991/4/1/25/1   (1701 words)

  
 Funding Guide for International Science and Technology Cooperation - Details
Crafoord Prize was founded as research grants for Swedish scientists and institutions, as well as an international prize awarded annually.
Laureates are appointed by the Academy of Sciences in accordance with the same principles as in the choice of Nobel and the prize may be shared by more than one individual.
The Prize is designed to honour work in fields ineligible for Nobel Prizes; it is awarded to scientists in different fields on a rotating basis every year.
fgic-gfci.scitech.gc.ca /details.php?lang=e&id=72   (275 words)

  
 Carl Woese receives the Crafoord Prize
Gustaf presented the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to Woese on Sept. 24.
The king of Sweden presented the prize to Woese on Sept. 24.
Gary Olsen, a colleague in the department of microbiology at Illinois, accompanied Woese to Sweden and presented a lecture on “Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Triumph of Darwin” at the symposium.
www.news.uiuc.edu /news/03/0925woeseaward.html   (218 words)

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