Published: 2017-05-19 10:25 | Updated: 2017-06-13 09:24

The Axel Hirsch Prize awarded for research on the history of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Nils Hansson, researcher at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, is awarded the Axel Hirsch Prize 2017 for his research in Swedish and German archives on candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine who were not awarded the prize.

Nils HanssonSince 2014 Nils Hansson has written 17 articles on this theme, several of which have been published or are in press in recognised scientific journals.

“This gratifying news reaches me in Berlin, where I am to give a talk at the Charité university hospital this evening – on the very topic of the history of the Nobel Prize. It’s an important recognition that will stimulate me to continue my research!,” Nils Hansson says.

Nils Hansson received his PhD from Lund University in 2013, defending a thesis on medical contact between Sweden and Germany during the Nazi era.

The recepient of the price is appointed by the Board of Research at Karolinska Institutet. The prize, worth SEK 50,000, will be presented during the installation ceremony on 12 October.