John M. Ball
Sir John Macleod Ball Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He was the President of the International Mathematical Union from 2003–06 and a Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and Sussex University, and prior to taking up his Oxford post was a professor of mathematics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.(born 19 May 1948) is a British mathematician and former
Sir John Ball
Sir John Macleod Ball
|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
|Doctoral advisor||David Eric Edmunds|
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 - 1998 he was president of the London Mathematical Society, and from 2003 - 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.
Ball received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1998.
He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1980.
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