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Doctoral students  Gergely Ambrus

Name  Keith Ball
Doctoral advisor  Bela Bollobas
Keith Martin Ball httpswww2warwickacukfacscimathspeoplest
Born  Keith Martin Ball December 26, 1960 (age 54) New York (1960-12-26)
Institutions  University of Cambridge University of Warwick ICMS Texas A&M University University College London
Thesis  Isometric problems in lpI² and sections of convex sets (1986)
Alma mater  Trinity College, Cambridge
Books  Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, & Other Mathematical Explorations, How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle
Fields  Functional analysis, Information theory
Institution  University of Cambridge, University of Warwick, University College London

Notable awards  FRS (2013) FRSE (2013)

Keith Martin Ball FRS FRSE (born 26 December 1960) is a mathematician and professor at the University of Warwick. He was scientific director of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) from 2010 to 2014.



Ball was educated at Berkhamsted School and Trinity College, Cambridge where he studied the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics in 1982 and a PhD in 1987 for research supervised by Béla Bollobás.


Keith Ball's research is in the fields of Functional Analysis, High-dimensional and Discrete Geometry and Information Theory. He is the author of Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits, & Other Mathematical Explorations.

Awards and honours

Ball was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in 2012 and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2013. His Royal Society citation reads


Keith Martin Ball Wikipedia

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