This year’s Crafoord Laureate in biosciences has demonstrated that Darwin’s theories about natural selection are true in practice. Using revolutionary studies of finches and sticklebacks, Dolph Schluter, University of British Columbia, Canada, has provided us with knowledge of how species arise.
The Crafoord Prize is one of the major international science prizes and is awarded in partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. The disciplines are selected to complement the Nobel Prize; they alternate every year, between mathematics and astronomy, geosciences, biosciences and polyarthritis. The Academy is responsible for deciding the laureates. This year’s laureate in biosciences is awarded six million Swedish kronor. The prize will be presented by the king Carl XVI Gustaf during Crafoord Days the 8, 10 and 11 May in Lund and Stockholm.
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Listen to Dolph's interview at CBC's As it Happens: Canadian who studies finches and fish wins one of science's top prizes