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Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien: Crafoord Days 14-15 May 2012: Meet the Crafoord Laureates in Mathematics and Astronomy in Lund

Press release published at The Swedish Wire
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)


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

Press contact:
Erik Huss, Press officer, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, +46-8-6739544, +46-70-6739650, erik.huss@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.
This information was distributed by Cision

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