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The Rudbeck Medal

Uppsala University’s Rudbeck Medal was first awarded in 2003. The medal was instituted by the University on 17 September 2002, on the occasion of the Tercentenary of the death of Olof Rudbeck the Elder.

It is awarded ‘for extraordinarily prominent achievements in science, to be conferred primarily for such accomplishments or findings attained at Uppsala University.’

Recipients of the medal are selected by the Vice-Chancellor in consultation with the leadership of the disciplinary domains.

The medal is awarded at the Winter Conferment Ceremony.

Previous recipients of the Rudbeck Medal:

  • 2002:    Gunnar Eriksson, Carl-Axel Gemzell, and Jerker Olof Porath
  • 2003:    Hans Bennich, Stellan Hjertén, and Thure Stenström
  • 2004:    Karl Gustav Jöreskog and Ulf Lindahl
  • 2005:    Birgitta Odén and Lore Zech
  • 2006:    Karin Johannisson, Lennart Philipson, and Surendra K. Saxena
  • 2007:    John Sjöquist and Bengt Westermark
  • 2009:    Lars Wallentin
  • 2010:    Carl-Henrik Heldin, Maarit Jänterä-Jareborg, Jan Olof Rosenqvist, and                    Torsten Söderström
  • 2011:    Janos Hajdu, Ulf Pettersson, Agneta Siegbahn, and Peter Wallensteen
  • 2012:    Anders Bäckström, Anders Hallberg, and Svante Janson
  • 2013:    Eva Brittebo, Bertil Holmlund, Joseph Nordgren, and Kjell Öberg
  • 2014:    Nils Mårtensson, Ann-Christine Syvänen, and Henrik Williams
  • 2015:    Otto Cars, Lena Marcusson, and Gerhart Wagner
  • 2016:    Sverker Gustavsson, Lena Kjellén and Peter Stoica