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Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture

Dr Nick Lane, Winner of the Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture 2016

The Michael Faraday Prize winner 2016

The 2016 Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded to Dr Nick Lane for excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.

Dr Lane will be presented with a medal of silver gilt, and a gift of £2,500 as part of his prize lecture to be given in February 2017.

The award

The award is named after Michael Faraday FRS, the influential inventor and electrical pioneer who was prominent in the public communication of science and founded the Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution. The first award was made in 1986.

The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary. Normally, preference will be given to a practising scientist or engineer, but other individuals whose primary expertise is in writing, broadcasting or other relevant forms of communication may also be considered.

Past winners

Professor Katherine Willis was awarded the 2015 Michael Faraday Prize and gave the lecture From genes to beans: polyploidy on a plate

Professor Andrea Sella was awarded the 2014 Michael Faraday Prize and gave the lecture Is chemistry really so difficult?

See full list of all past winners of the Michael Faraday Prize.