- Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics
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**Rouse Ball Professorship of Mathematics**is one of the senior chairs in the Mathematics Departments at theUniversity of Cambridge [*[*] and the*http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/so/so_ch12.pdf Statutes of the University of Cambridge Chapter XII*] p.855University of Oxford . The two positions were founded in 1927 by a bequest from the mathematicianW. W. Rouse Ball .**Rouse Ball Professors:Cambridge***

John Edensor Littlewood (1928-1950)

*Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch (1950-1958)

*Harold Davenport (1958-1969)

*John G. Thompson (1971-1993)

*Nigel Hitchin (1994-1997)

*William Timothy Gowers (1998-present)**Rouse Ball Professors:Oxford*** E. A. Milne (1929-1950)

*Charles Coulson (1952-1972)

*Roger Penrose (1973-1999) presently Rouse Ball Professor**Emeritus**.

*Philip Candelas (1999-present)**References**

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