Celsius–Linnaeus Lectures

February 15 2024, Ångström Laboratory

Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures

Each year the Faculty of Science and Technology arranges the Celsius-Linnaeus honorary lectures in memory of Anders Celsius and Carl von Linné. The selected Celsius- and Linnaeus-lecturers are at today's forefront within their field.

The 2024 Celsius Lecturer is Professor Chris Polly, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Chicago, IL.

The 2024 Linnaeus Lecturer is Professor Jürgen Janek, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Justus Liebig University Giessen.

The Celsius-Linnaeus Lecturers program. The program will be updated throughout the autumn.

The Celsius-Linnaeus lecturers were selected by the Celsius-Linnaeus Committee. The committee also selects four symposie-lecturers, two national and two from Uppsala University.

Nobel Prize

Since 1991, eleven of the Celsius-Linnaeus lecturers have been awarded a Nobel Prize.

Svante Pääbo, who was Linnaeus-lecturer in 2022, has received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine the same year.

Here you can find a recording of his lecture.


The Celsius-Linnaeus committee has the task of inviting top-class lecturers in the world each year in the subject areas of Anders Celsius and Carl von Linné respectively.

Members of the Celsius-Linnaeus committee 2022-2025

  • Professor Máté Erdélyi, Department of Chemistry-BMC (chairman)
  • Professor Klas Hjort, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Professor Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Department of Earth Science
  • Professor Karin Schönning, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Professor Per Ahlberg, Department of Organismal Biology
  • Professor Silvelyn Zwanzig, Department of Mathematics

For more information, contact committee secretary Karin Thellenberg

Last modified: 2023-10-11