Miller Institute

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Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science
Miller Institute knot logo.jpg
The 6₂ knot known as the Miller Institute knot
Founder(s) Adolph C. Miller and Mary Sprague Miller
Established 1955

The Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science was established on the University of California, Berkeley campus in 1955 after Adolph C. Miller and his wife, Mary Sprague Miller, made a donation to the University. It was their wish that the donation be used to establish an institute “dedicated to the encouragement of creative thought and conduct of pure science.”

The Miller Institute sponsors Miller Research Professors, Visiting Miller Professors and Miller Research Fellows. The first appointments of Miller Professors were made in January 1957. In 2008 the Institute created the Miller Senior Fellow program. This program is aimed differently, but is still within the Institute's general purpose of supporting excellence in science at UC Berkeley. The Senior Fellow advances that goal by providing selected faculty with significant discretionary research funds as recognition of distinction in scientific research. The first 5-year award went to Professor Randy Schekman, illustrating the high standard of the Senior Fellows. The 2010 Miller Senior Fellow, Saul Perlmutter, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011. He shares the prize with former Miller Fellow Adam Riess (MF 1996-98) and Brian Schmidt. Randy Schekman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2013.

Miller Research Fellows[edit]

The Miller Institute invites faculty from around the world to submit nominations for Miller Fellows. Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists newly awarded the doctoral degree and are selected on the basis of their academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research. The Institute seeks to discover and encourage individuals of outstanding talent, and to provide them with the opportunity to pursue their research on the UC Berkeley campus. Each Miller Fellow is sponsored by an academic department on the Berkeley campus and performs his or her research in the facilities provided by the host UC Berkeley faculty member.[1]

Current Miller Fellows can be found at at the Miller Institute website.[2]


  1. ^ Miller Research Fellowships - Miller Institute
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External links[edit]

  • The Miller Institute official website: [2]
  • About the Miller Institute: [3]
  • Miller Senior Fellows: [4]
  • Miller Research Professorships: [5]
  • Visiting Miller Professorships: [6]
  • A list of all Miller Institute members former and present: [7]
  • A list of current Miller Fellows: [8]
  • The Miller Institute LinkedIn website: [9]

Coordinates: 37°52′05″N 122°15′27″W / 37.867950°N 122.257468°W / 37.867950; -122.257468