Rolf Schock Prizes

The award ceremony will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on November 14, 2017. More information can be found on www.kva.se/eventsexternal link.

In 1986, at the young age of 53, Rolf Schock passed away in an accident. Rolf always led a very simple life, and it came as a surprise to many people to learn that he left behind a great fortune. Following his last will and testament, a foundation was established with the purpose to award four prizes in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the musical arts and the visual arts. Laureates are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.

From 2017 the prizes are awarded every year.

The prize decisions were taken January 11 (Logic and Philosophy, Mathetmatics), February 6 (Musical Arts).

Further information available on http://kva.se/en/Prizes/Rolf-Schock-prizes

Rolf Schock

Rolf Schock

The Rolf Schock Foundation - C/O Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien - Box 50005 - SE-104 05 Stockholm - +46 (0) 8 673 95 00 - Fax +46 (0) 8 15 56 70