Robert May#


Robert May
Email:robert.may 'at' zoo.ox.ac.uk
Membership Number:1564
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:rmay
Elected:1994
Homepage:http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/view/may_r.htm






Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2005 Emeritus Professor at Oxford University and Imperial College London
  • since 2005 Fellow of Merton College, Oxford
  • 2000-2005 President of the Royal Society
  • 1995-2000 Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government and head of the Office of Science and Technology
  • 1988-1995 Royal Society Research Professorship jointly at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford
  • 1973-1988 Professor of Zoology at Princeton University
  • 1969-1972 Professor in Theoretical Physics at the University of Sydney
  • 1962-1969 Senior Lecturer and Reader in Theoretical Physics at the University of Sydney
  • 1959-1961 Gordon MacKay Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Animal population dynamics
  • Biodiversity
  • Theoretical ecology

Honours and Awards
  • 1979 Fellowship of the Royal Society
  • 1980 Weldon Memorial Prize
  • 1984 MacArthur Foundation Award
  • 1990 Honorary degree of Uppsala University
  • 1991 Overseas Member of the Australian Academy of Science
  • 1991 Medal of the Linnean Society of London
  • 1992 Marsh Christian Prize
  • 1992 Foreign Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences
  • 1994 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1995 Honorary degree Sydney University
  • 1995 Zoological Society of London Frink Medal
  • 1996 Royal Swedish Academy’s Crafoord Prize
  • 1996 Honorary degree Princeton University
  • 1996 Honorary degree of Yale University
  • 1996 Crafoord Prize
  • 1996 Knighthood
  • 1998 Companion of the Order of Australia
  • 1998 Balzan Prize
  • 2001 Life Peer
  • 2002 Order of Merit
  • 2003 Honorary degree of Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • 2004 Honorary degree of Oxford University
  • 2007 Copley Medal (Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious award)
  • 2009 Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (HonFAIB)
  • 2010 Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • 2012 IEEM Medal
  • 2013 Honorary degree of Harvard University
  • 2013 IFABS Lifetime Achievement Award


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