The Nobel Prize in Physics was on 3 October 2017 divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.
Dr. Weiss will receive half of the prize of 9 million Swedish Kronor and Dr. Thorne and Dr. Barish will split the other half.
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has on 2 October 2017 decided to award
the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young
for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
Members of the Swedish Parliament’s Committee on Social Insurance visited Texas on September 7-8, 2017 to study immigration issues and the US benefits and pension programs.
During their day in Austin they met with Mayor Steve Adler and Sally Hernandez, Travis County Sheriff.
Swedish parliament members with Sheriff Sally Hernandez in the middle.
They also met with officials at the Texas State Capitol, the Texas pension review board and Front Steps, a shelter in the central part of Austin. The group also had a day planned with interesting meetings in Houston but unfortunately this had to be cancelled due to the aftermath of the storm Harvey.
Swedish parliament members with Mayor Steve Adler in the middle.
After Harvey – The Consular Corp of Houston visited the Shelter at George Brown Center and donated money to the relief fund.
Are you Swedish, Danish or Norwegian and want to study in the United States? There is now an option to apply for founds from The Scandinavian Scholarship Foundation. Also open for American students in Scandinavian languages.
Visit www.scandinavianfund.org to learn more.
The Swedish sisters Astrid, Lena and Sandra have struggled to get along since childhood. Astrid’s predictable world is shaken by the return of her ex-boyfriend Michael, an American who abandoned her—and their infant son—years earlier.
The Heart Echoes was the most borrowed book in the Swedish library system the year it came out.
Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence.
Read more here.
The Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.
The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March, date to be determined.
To request an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 953-1417.
You need to provide the following information:
- Full names of all applicants
- Personal numbers (personnummer) or coordination numbers (samordningsnummer) for all applicants
- Resident status in the U.S.
- Swedish passport expiration date
- Daytime phone number and email address
- Preferred time and date
Bring the following to your appointment:
- Your old Swedish Passport
- Other ID such as US Driver’s license
- Visa or Green Card
- Certificate of Naturalization if you are a US citizen
- Money in cash or check (the deposit will be deducted)
For Children please bring:
- Guardian Certificate signed by both parents
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage License of the parents