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  • KTH Great Prize to Max Tegmark

    Published Apr 27, 2015
    Physicist and cosmologist Max Tegmark has been named the recipient of this year's Great Prize from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Swedish scientist, who is a professor of physics at MIT, follows in the footsteps of prominent scientists such as Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson in presenting cosmology to the mass public in a vivid and memorable way.

  • Award-winning physicist prizes originality

    Published Apr 17, 2015
    Egor Babaev, a physics researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of five young researchers who will share SEK 24 million awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA). In awarding the Göran Gustafsson Prize for young researchers, the KVA cited Babaev's "original theoretical research, which has shown entirely new ways to understand complex systems and processes in materials physics."

  • Team solves mystery at heart of "black" auroras

    Published Apr 14, 2015
    While our understanding of how the aurora's shimmering curtains of colour are formed, scientists have struggled to explain the black patches between the bright beams. Now Swedish and British scientists have discovered what happens at the heart of these so-called "black aurora".

  • Countdown begins for entrepreneurs

    Published Apr 10, 2015
    Budding entrepreneurs at KTH have until April 30 to apply for the FOUNDER.org University class of 2016 and to compete for USD 100,000 in start-up funds. Now in its second year as a member university of the FOUNDER.org network, KTH will host the World Founder Forum 2015 in June.

  • Personalised treatment becoming reality

    Published Apr 08, 2015
    Researchers at KTH's Science for Life Laboratory are taking the lead in finding key biomarkers that could enable more effective, individualised treatment of serious diseases.

  • Global recruitment seeks top researchers

    Published Apr 01, 2015
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology is offering 13 international researchers positions as assistant professors. Here's a quick look at the positions that come with a four-year startup grant.

  • Grants will bolster math research at KTH

    Published Mar 30, 2015
    Mathematics Research at KTH will get a hefty injection of stimulating international exchanges, made possible by six grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation mathematics programs.

  • Mosquitos' natural attractant is used to fight malaria

    Published Mar 26, 2015
    The battle against malaria is also a battle against its natural host, the mosquito, which means disrupting the insect's lifecycle is every bit as important as putting nets over beds. Now, an international research team has discovered what attracts mosquitos to lay their eggs in specific places.

  • Potential for ALS treatment found in three proteins

    Published Mar 23, 2015
    Where ALS comes from and how it progresses are mysteries that continue to vex medical science. But recent research at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology has found three proteins that could shed some light on the mechanisms behind this deadly disease.

  • Robyn and KTH launch tech festival for girls

    Published Mar 19, 2015
    Swedish pop star Robyn wants more women to make careers for themselves in technology. So she's launching a special festival aimed at opening young girls' eyes to the creative possibilities of studying technology.

  • KTH scientists ready for NASA launch

    Published Mar 10, 2015
    As most of Sweden sleeps tomorrow night, two KTH scientists will be in Cape Canaveral watching NASA launch four spacecraft loaded with instruments they and their team created. The mission is to study the fundamental ways in which energy and material are transferred throughout the universe.

  • Shared, self-driving cars could free up traffic

    Published Mar 05, 2015
    With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at how the Swedish capital's transport grid might be transformed.

  • Wanted: promising researchers

    Published Mar 03, 2015
    In an extensive drive, KTH Royal Institute of Technology aims to strengthen its research globally. "We are looking for promising young scientists around the world who want to establish themselves here, says Peter Gudmundson, President of KTH.

  • News blog spreads KTH research

    Published Mar 03, 2015
    The Stockholm Technology Blog is a new, start-up blog by KTH's international press secretary, David Callahan. Why are you doing it?

  • The future of digital gadgetry

    Published Feb 27, 2015
    When the Mobile Life research center hosts an open house, there's joy and playfulness. Here's a glimpse of some of the ways the Internet of Things could become part of our lives in the near future.

  • Hot research under the (simulated) sun

    Published Feb 20, 2015
    Concentrated solar power can be part of the solution for sustainable energy in the future — not least in those developing countries where sunshine is plentiful.

  • Making waves with new gear technology

    Published Feb 10, 2015
    A Swedish company has cracked the challenge of scaling up wave energy, with the help of technology from researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Before you swipe, remember your privacy

    Published Feb 04, 2015
    You give up more than your money when you make purchases by mobile phone or bank card. Every non-cash transaction sends a new stream of personal data to the government, insurance companies and anyone else who wants your personal details. A KTH computer science researcher explains what you need to know — before you swipe.

  • Converting olive mash into cash

    Published Jan 26, 2015
    An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up-and-running in Spain. KTH's lead researcher on the project, Carina Lagergren, reports on this new way to reduce environmental damage and convert organic waste to energy.

  • First major analysis of Human Protein Atlas published

    Published Jan 23, 2015
    A research article published today in Science presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of the proteins that are linked to cancer, the number of proteins present in the bloodstream, and the targets for all approved drugs on the market.

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