John M. Ball
Sir John Ball
|Born||19 May 1948|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
University of Sussex
|Awards||Whittaker Prize (1981)|
Junior Whitehead Prize (1982)
David Crighton Medal
Sylvester Medal (2009)
King Faisal International Prize (2018)
University of Oxford
University of Edinburgh
|Doctoral advisor||David Eric Edmunds|
Sir John Macleod Ball Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He was the president of the International Mathematical Union from 2003 to 2006 and a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford.(born 19 May 1948) is a British mathematician and former
Ball's research interests include elasticity, the calculus of variations, and infinite-dimensional dynamical systems. He was knighted in the New Year Honours list for 2006 "for services to Science". He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
He was a member of the first Abel Prize Committee in 2002 and for the Fields Medal Committee in 1998. From 1996 to 1998 he was president of the London Mathematical Society, and from 2003 to 2006 he was president of the International Mathematical Union, IMU. In October 2011 he was elected on the Executive Board of ICSU for a three-year period starting January 2012. Ball is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher.
He is married to Lady Sedhar Chozam-Ball, actress, and has three children.
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