The Nobel Committee for Physics

The Nobel Committee for Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is responsible for the selection of candidates for the Physics Prize from the names submitted for consideration by qualified nominators, who have been invited through formal letters.

Nobel Committee for Physics 2021


David Haviland
Professor of Nanostructure Physics

Mats Larsson
Professor of Molecular Physics

Eva Olsson
Professor of Experimental Physics

Thors Hans Hansson (Chair)
Professor of Theoretical Physics

Anders Irbäck
Professor of Computational Biology and Biological Physics

Gunnar Ingelman (Secretary)
Professor of Subatomic Physics


Co-opted members

Ulf Danielsson
Professor of Theoretical Physics

John Wettlaufer
Professor in Geophysics, Mathematics and Physics


The Committee members are elected for a period of three years from among the members of the Academy. In assessing the qualifications of the candidates, the Committee is assisted by specially appointed expert advisers.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - prize awarder for the Nobel Prize in Physics

Process of nomination and selection of Physics Laureates

Web site of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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