Crown Princess Victoria rewards astronomers and mathematician

Crown Princess Victoria presented the Crafoord Prizes on May 16, 2024. The prizes reward scientific and medical research. A group of astronomers and a mathematician received this prestigious prize this year.

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Crown Princess Victoria presents the Crafoord Awards

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the Royal Academy of Sciences this Thursday, May 16, to award the prestigious Crafoord Prizes. The prizes are awarded jointly by the Crafoord Foundation in Lund and the Royal Academy of Sciences.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden greeted at the entrance to the Royal Academy of Sciences by Hans Ellegren, Secretary General of the Academy, and Birgitta Henriques Normark, President of the Academy (Photo: Dana Press/Bestimage)

The Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord Foundation was established in 1980 and the first Crafoord Prize was awarded in 1982. The prizes aim to promote research in mathematics and astronomy, earth sciences, life sciences ( with particular emphasis on ecology) and polyarthritis. The Academy of Sciences was founded in 1739 and is an independent organization whose mission is to promote science and strengthen its influence in society.

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The Crafoord Prize in Astronomy was awarded to Douglas Gough, Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard and Conny Aerts who developed methods to reveal secrets about the interior of the sun and stars. The Crafoord Prize in Mathematics was awarded to Claire Voisin who specialized in algebraic geometry, using which it is possible to describe shapes that are impossible to visualize. This year’s winners have the distinction of having increased, through their research, our knowledge of things that the human eye cannot perceive.

To attend this event, Crown Princess Victoria wore a black and white dress with floral patterns from Toteme. Victoria from Sweden regularly wears clothes from this Swedish brand created in 2014 by Elin Kling and her husband, Karl Lindman. Her black clutch was also by Toteme, while her pumps were classic Gianvito Rossi models.

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