Who will win this year’s Abel prize?

Ole på talerstolen

The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, will announce the winner of the Abel Prize for 2018 at the Academy on March 20. The Academy's choice of laureate is based on the Abel Committee's recommendation. The chair of the Abel Committee, John Rognes, will give the reasons for the awarding of the prize. Writer and broadcaster, Alex Bellos, will then give a popular science presentation of the prize winner’s work.

(13.03.2018) More

Winners of Kavli Prize scholarships announced at AAAS in Austin, Texas

Marina Tofting from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Rosalind Reid from the World Federation of Science Journalists.

Five eminent science journalists from four continents have won the 2018 Kavli Prize scholarships. They were selected among 48 applicants from all over the world. The winners are: Angela Posadas Swafford -- Colombia, Ling Xing -- China, Iván Carillo -- México, Sibusiso Biyela -- South Africa and Simon Pleasant --Australia\Japan. The winners were announced at the AAAS meeting in Austin, Texas by Rosalind Reid from WFSJ. Marina Tofting, director of communications at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, congratulated the winners and wished them welcome to Oslo for the Kavli Prize week 1-6 September 2018.

(18.02.2018) More

Doping: Science, ethics & law

Recordings now available


Several of the lectures from the symposium held at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters last year are now available.  Roger Pielke, professor at the University of Colorado, U.S.A, is among the prominent scientists that participated.

(30.01.2018) More

Summit Meeting in the Academy

Governor Brown takes the report to UNs Climate Change Conference in Bonn

Jerry Brown

Scientists from leading international academies met for the first time with politicians to help spur climate action by governments, business leaders and the public at large. This is seen in the light of the existential threat of climate change, including dangerous losses of plants and animal life. 

(10.11.2017) More

Science advisory board with the Governor of California at the Academy

Dialogue between politicians and academia is important to tackle climate change, but why is this so? How can we improve the conversation, and what is the current status on what we know and what we don’t? These are some of the questions that will be discussed when leading politicians and scientists meet at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in November. Among the participants are the Governor of California Jerry Brown, the Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen and Head of the Committee for Climate, Environment and Resource Use Nils Chr. Stenseth.

(06.11.2017) More


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