Prof Sir John Ball FRS FRSE
Fellow in Mathematics
Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy
I took my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Cambridge before obtaining my DPhil in 1972 at the University of Sussex. Prior to starting at Queen’s in 1996 I was Professor of Applied Analysis at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I have held visiting professorships at the University of California at Berkeley, at the Université Pierre at Marie Curie, Paris, at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and at the University of Montpellier II. I am a former President of the International Mathematical Union and am currently a member of the Executive Board of the International Council for Science.