Sweden’s U.S. ambassador, Karin Olofsdotter, is making her first official trip to Texas. Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted after the meeting with the Swedish ambassador “We discussed sustainability, innovation and education. I learned that 29K jobs in Texas are supported by Sweden. I look forward to continuing to build our relationship.
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has decided to award the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation”.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 with one half to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter
“for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses” and the other half jointly to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”.
The Swedish Government offices has published an update on The Government after the election on this homepage government.se.
More information about the 2018 election and forming a new government is available on the Riksdag website.
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The Swedish institute and the Swedish Film institute will celebrate the
Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman who in 2018 was born 100 years ago.
Austin Film Society is showing the Darkness series: Films by Ingmar Bergman shown at Austin Film Society
MFAH in Houston is screening following Ingmar Bergman movies: Bergman at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Rice Cinema is screening 4 movies: Films by Ingmar Bergman shown at Rice Cinema.