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This award is made for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.
Professor Robin Milner FRS
The Royal Society Milner Award, supported by Microsoft Research, is given annually for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.
It replaces the Royal Society and Académie des sciences Microsoft Award and is named in honour of Professor Robin Milner FRS (1934-2010), a pioneer in computer science.
The winner of the award receives a medal and a personal prize of £5,000. The winner is invited to deliver a public lecture on their research at the Society.
The 2013 call for nominations has now closed. The winner will be announced in the Summer.
The recipient should be an active researcher in any area of computer science, who has been resident in Europe for at least 12 months prior to their nomination. Full-time employees of Microsoft Research are not eligible to receive this award. Self nominations will not be accepted.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Milner Award Committee. The Committee is made up of Fellows of the Royal Society, Members of the Académie des sciences and Members of Leopoldina (Germany). Nominations are valid for five years after which the candidate cannot be re-nominated until a year after the nomination has expired.
Professor Gordon Plotkin FRS for his fundamental research into programming semantics with lasting impact on both the principles and design of programming languages. Professor Plotkin gave his prize lecture 'From logic to computer science-a linguistic journey' on 13 February 2013.
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Ferrier Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the structure and function of the nervous system.
Francis Crick Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of biology.
Kavli Medal and Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the environment or energy.
Leeuwenhoek Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and microscopy.
Michael Faraday Prize: For excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.
Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture: For original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences.
Royal Society Milner Award: For outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.
Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture: To support the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Rutherford Memorial Lecture: An exchange lecture between university centres in the Commonwealth, with at least one in three delivered in New Zealand.
Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Lecture: Given on a subject relating to the social function of science, the philosophy of science or the history of science.
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