Royal Society Milner Award

This award is made for outstanding achievement in computer science by a European researcher.

Professor Robin Milner FRS 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 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. Please note that full-time employees of Microsoft Research are not eligible to receive this award, and self nominations cannot be accepted.

Nominations

The next call for nominations for this award opens on 28 November 2014.

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.

Serge Abiteboul-Milner

Most recent medallist

Dr Serge Abiteboul was awarded the 2013 Milner Award in recognition of his world leading database research with significant scientific and industrial impact. He delivered his lecture, From data and information to knowledge: the Web of tomorrow, on 12 November 2013.

Prize lectures

Clifford Paterson Lecture: Given on a subject in the field of engineering.

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.

See all medals, awards and prize lectures.

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