- Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics
The Rouse Ball Professorship of Mathematics is one of the senior chairs in the Mathematics Departments at the
University of Cambridge[ [http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/so/so_ch12.pdf Statutes of the University of Cambridge Chapter XII] p.855] and the University of Oxford. The two positions were founded in 1927 by a bequest from the mathematician W. W. Rouse Ball.
Rouse Ball Professors:Cambridge
John Edensor Littlewood(1928-1950)
Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch(1950-1958)
John G. Thompson(1971-1993)
William Timothy Gowers(1998-present)
Rouse Ball Professors:Oxford
* E. A. Milne (1929-1950)
Roger Penrose(1973-1999) presently Rouse Ball Professor Emeritus.
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