The Trotter Prize in Information, Complexity and Inference is awarded annually for pioneering contributions to the understanding of the role of information, complexity and inference in illuminating the mechanisms and wonder of nature. The Trotter Lecture seeks to reveal connections between science and religion, often viewed in academia as non-overlapping, if not rival, worldviews.

Recipients of the Trotter Prize are invited to deliver a lecture at Texas A&M University under the Trotter Prize Endowed Lecture Series and receive a cash award. It is intended that the Trotter lecturer should acquaint the audience with the essentials and intriguing complexities of their area of specialization and inferences drawn from them. At the same time they should address the task of building substantive connections on issues of broad and lasting significance between academic cultures.

The Trotter Endowed Lecture Series has taken many forms over the years, from single-speaker to point/counterpoint. To nominate someone, please provide the following nomination package materials via email to Dr. Micah Green at [email protected]:

  • A statement on the nominee’s contributions (paying particular attention to the Trotter Prize‚Äôs emphasis on information complexity and inference in illuminating the mechanisms and wonder of nature)
  • Nominee’s CV and a print-quality head shot


The deadline for 2020 nominations is July 17, 2020, at 5 p.m.