Royal Society Milner Award
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 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.
The call for nominations for the 2015 Milner award is now closed. Nominations for the 2016 award will open in November 2015.
For further information on the nomination process please download the nomination form.
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 three cycles after which the candidate cannot be re-nominated until a year after the nomination has expired.
Most recent medallists
Professor Thomas Henzinger was awarded the 2015 Milner Award for fundamental advances in the theory and practice of formal verification and synthesis of reactive, real-time, and hybrid computer systems.
Professor Xavier Leroy was awarded the 2016 Milner Award in recognition of his exceptional achievements in computer programming which includes the design and implementation of the OCaml programming language