Press releases


Crafoord Laureates discovered the solar wind and solved mathematical problems

30 January, 2020 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

The man who discovered the solar wind, Eugene Parker, and one of mathematics’ great problem-solvers, Enrico Bombieri, will receive this year’s Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, respectively. The Crafoord Prize is worth six million Swedish krona and is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. […]

Alexanders’ dissertation increases understanding of how electrons behave at the nano level

9 January, 2018 - Linnéuniversitetet

Becoming a researcher was a long-term goal for Alexander Gustafsson which was realized when he realized that, with the help of computers, he could model almost anything in physics. The TV series The Big Bang Theory was also a source of inspiration. Research is rarely a wide and straight freeway towards the destination. The road […]

Learning from ants how to build transportation networks

20 October, 2015 - Uppsala universitet

Using mathematical modeling and field data, researchers at the mathematics department at Uppsala University have found the basic rules that allow ants to build efficient and low cost transport networks without discarding robustness. The study is now published in the Royal Society journal Interface.

Karolinska Institutet is now starting up the first MOOC in Sweden

9 September, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

Today, Sweden’s medical university, Karolinska Institutet, becomes the first university in the country to offer MOOCs (massive open online courses). This means that the university will be enriched this autumn by more than 70,000 new course participants from all over the world who will benefit from the top expertise of its teaching staff on a daily basis.

Studying random structures with confett

6 October, 2011 - Göteborgs universitet

Chance and probability play a natural role in statistical physics. Inspired by confetti, researchers at the University of Gothenburg gain better understanding of random phenomena and refine the tools that can be used to study them.

Problem of fake medicines in developing countries could be solved

1 September, 2010 - Lunds universitet

Counterfeiting of drugs is a huge industry with an annual turnover of more than SEK 500 billion. In Africa the situation is extremely serious. Half of the malaria medication sold there could be ineffective or even harmful. There is currently no good way to identify counterfeit drugs. However, researchers from Lund and the UK have now developed a technique that could resolve the situation.

Deaf get help “hearing” with skin

30 November, 2009 - Örebro universitet

An apparatus that converts sound to vibrations makes it possible for individuals who are deaf and blind or severely hearing impaired to perceive and recognize sounds with their skin. The method, which can also be adapted for infants, has been developed by engineering researcher Parivash Ranjbar, who is submitting his findings in a new dissertation at Örebro University in Sweden.

How white is a paper?

22 October, 2009 - Mittuniversitetet

Whiter paper and better color reproduction are examples of important competitive advantages on an international market. But how white is a paper? And why do vacation photos turn out so dark if you don’t buy expensive photo paper? Per Edström at Mid Sweden University has attracted international attention for his research, which has resulted in a new generation of computational tools for simulation of light in paper and print.