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Press conferences and interviews with the Nobel Prize Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureate in Economic Sciences 2008

Invitation to press conferences, interviews and Nobel lectures 2008

Welcome to a general press conference with this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and the Laureate in Economic Sciences. This is the only press conference when all Laureates from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences are gathered.

TIME: Sunday on 7 December, 9:00-10:00 am
VENUE: Beijersalen, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm, Sweden

NOTE! Press ID requested, and please arrive in good time!
The press conference will be webcasted live at
Registration to the press conference is made online at

TIME: Monday on 8 December, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
VENUE: Aula Magna (the big lecture hall), Stockholm University

Car parks are situated north and south of the University area, at a distance of ca. 150 m from the lecture hall. No registration is needed for participation to the lectures. Please photo without flash and no disturbing sounds.

Permission is needed for filming of the lectures. Application is sent by e-mail to the press contact, see below.

STARTING TIMES FOR THE LECTURES: Physics 9:00 am, Chemistry 12:30 pm and Economic Sciences 3:00 pm.
A detailed programme for the Nobel lectures is available at

In connection to the lectures there will be opportunities to make short interviews with some Laureates. It it not yet decided who will be available for interviews. A press conference is arranged with Paul Krugman.

TIMES FOR INTERVIEWS (room: Kungsstenen, floor 7, Aula Magna, Stockholm University)
11:20-11:50 am one or more Physics Laureates 2008
2:45-3:15 pm one or more Chemistry Laureates 2008
Languages: English and Japanese

PRESS CONFERENCE (room: Bergsmannen, floor 7, Aula Magna, Stockholm University)
4:00-4:30 pm Paul Krugman (USA) Economic Sciences Laureate 2008
Language: English

Interviews and participation in the press conference is booked online at


Press contact
Erik Huss, Press Officer, Phone +46-8-673 95 44, mobile +46-70-673 96 50, e-mail:

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I år fyller Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien 275 år. Akademien stiftades år 1739 och är en oberoende organisation som har till uppgift att främja vetenskaperna och stärka deras inflytande i samhället. Akademien tar särskilt ansvar för naturvetenskap och matematik, men strävar efter att öka utbytet mellan olika discipliner.