Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics

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 [ [ 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)
*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)


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