John Macleod Ball#


Sir John Ball
Email:ball 'at' maths.ox.ac.uk
Membership Number:2512
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:MATHEMATICS
Username:jball
Homepage: http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/ball





Present and Previous Positions
  • 1996 Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Queen's College
  • 2003-2006 President of the International Mathematical Union
  • 1982-1996 Professor at Heriot- Watt University
  • 1972 PhD at University of Sussex

Fields of Scholarship
  • Nonlinear partial differential equations
  • Calculus of variations and the mathematical theory of nonlinear elasticity
  • Micro structures
  • Liquid crystals

Honours and Awards
  • Member, Academia Europaea, 2008
  • Honorary Member, Edinburgh Mathematical Society, 2008
  • Foreign Member, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2007
  • Royal Medal, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2006
  • Knighthood, 2006
  • Foreign Member, Istituto Lombardo, 2005
  • Honorary D.Sc. University of Edinburgh, 2005
  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 2003
  • Honorary D.Sc. Universit´e Montpellier II, 2003
  • Mathematical Society, 2003
  • David Crighton Medal, jointly awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the London
  • Honorary D.Sc. University of Sussex, 2000
  • Associé Etranger, Académie des Sciences, Paris, (elected 2000)
  • Theodore von Karman Prize of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1999
  • Honorary D.Sc., Heriot-Watt University, 1998
  • Naylor Prize of London Mathematical Society, 1995
  • Honorary Degree, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1992
  • Keith Prize, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1990
  • Fellow of Royal Society of London (elected 1989)
  • Junior Whitehead Prize of London Mathematical Society 1982
  • Whittaker Prize of Edinburgh Mathematical Society 1981
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh (elected 1980)


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