The annual Lars Salvius Prize, SEK 100 000, is given to one or several natural persons or legal entities that have made significant and outstanding contributions in science and popular science communication, scientific research or journalism.
Torbjörn Åkerstedt was awarded the 2017 year's PrizeThe 2017 Lars Salvius Prize, 100 000 SEK, was awarded to Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Professor at Stockholm Stress Center, Stockholm’s university.
The award was announced at a ceremony at Almedalsveckan 2017, in Visby, on July 4th 2017.
The Lars Salvius Society's juryA jury consisting of five persons selects the prize winner. The jury's decision is confidential until the time of the awards ceremony. Everyone has the opportunity to propose candidates for the prize.
The Lars Salvius Society's jury for 2017 consisted of Torbjörn Santérus (Chairman), publisher Santérus Förlag, Alexandra Borg, FD Researcher, Department of Literature Uppsala University, Sven Ove Hansson, Professor in Philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Henrik Höjer, Science Journalist and Editor at the magazine Forskning & Framsteg, Gunn Johansson professor emerita Department of Psychology Stockholm University.