Sir. Timothy Gowers
The University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Timothy Gowers is a Royal Society Research Professor at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University, where he also holds the Rouse Ball chair, and is a Fellow of Trinity College. He works in combinatorics, combinatorial number theory and in the theory of Banach spaces, and has made fundamental contributions to these fields. In 1996 he received the Prize of the European Mathematical Society and in 1998 the Fields Medal for his research connecting the fields of functional analysis and combinatorics. In 1999 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2012 was knighted by the British monarch for services to mathematics.
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