Computational frontiers in scientific discovery#

Thursday 4 November 2010 9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Register now to attend a unique one day scientific seminar on Computational frontiers in scientific discovery.


Over the last four years the Royal Society and the Académie des sciences, with support from Microsoft Research, have awarded an annual prize to honour those scientists whose developments of novel computational methods have had a major impact in their area of scientific discovery. This meeting brings together these award winners, with leading scientists at the forefront of their disciplines, ranging from astrophysics and climate prediction, to genome biology and human variation.

This meeting will explore the similarities and differences between the computational approaches across different disciplines and highlight potential synergies, whereby one discipline can borrow from another to speed up the process of discovery.

Speakers and chairs include:
  • Professor Nicholas Ayache, Research Institute of Computer Science and Control (2008 award winner)
  • Dr Ewan Birney, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Dr Peer Bork, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (2009 award winner)
  • Dr Dennis Bray, University of Cambridge (2006 award winner)
  • Professor Stephen Emmott, Microsoft Research
  • Professor Neil Ferguson, Imperial College
  • Professor Giorgio Parisi, University of Rome (2007 award winner)
  • Professor Julia Slingo, Met Office
  • Professor Matthias Steinmetz, Astrophysical Institute Potsdam

  • Professor Janet Thornton FRS, European Bioinformatics Institute
  • Professor Andrew Blake FRS, Microsoft Research
  • Dr Françoise Combes Member ADS, l’Observatoire de Paris
  • Professor Tim Palmer FRS, University of Oxford and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts


The Royal Society (View the map)
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG

The event is organized in association with Académie des sciences and with support from Microsoft Research.


This meeting is free to attend, but pre-registration (online) is essential. The online registration form and programme information can be found at Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.

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