The King presents this year's Ingvar Lindqvist Prizes to (from left) Cecilia Eriksson, Per Beckman, Mats Hansson, Mia Pontoppidan and Ola Palm. Photo: Markus Marcetic/KVA
On Saturday 31 March, The King and Queen attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' formal gathering at Stockholm Concert Hall.
During the event, The King presented a number of prizes including Sweden's largest scientific research prize, the Göran Gustafsson Prize. The prize consists of a three-year grant for researchers in Sweden, who are given the opportunity to carry out useful research within the fields of molecular biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and medicine. The prizes have been presented since 1991 by the Göran Gustafsson Foundation. Of the nine members of the Foundation's board, five are appointed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Each prize winner receives SEK 4.5 million over the course of three years, as well as a personal prize of SEK 250,000. The 2012 Göran Gustafsson Prizes were awarded to Andreas Strömbergsson from Uppsala University (mathematics), Fredrik Höök from Chalmers University of Technology (physics), Luca Jovine from Karolinska Institutet (chemistry), Jarone Pinhassi from Linnaeus University (molecular biology) and Martin Bergö from the University of Gothenburg (medicine). After the award ceremony, a dinner was held at the Nordiska Museet. Find out more about the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences here.