Sir Timothy Gowers

Sir Timothy Gowers

1998 Fields Medal

Sir Timothy Gowers, is a British mathematician. He is a Royal Society Research Professor at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1998, he received the Fields Medal for research connecting the fields of functional analysis and combinatorics.

Education and Work Experience
  • Kings College School, Cambridge      
  • Eton College
  • 1990, Ph.D., Trinity College Cambridge
  • 1991-1994, Lecturer, University College London
  • 1995-1998, University Lecturer, Cambridge
  • 1998-Present, Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, Cambridge
  • 2009-Present, Royal Society Research Professor
Honors and Awards
    • 1996, European Mathematical Society Prize
    • 1998, Fields Medal 
    • 1999, Fellow of the Royal Society
    • 2012, Knighthood "for services to mathematics"
Major Academic Achievements

Gowers’ main contributions are in the fields of functional analysis and   combinatorics. He skillfully uses a method of combinatorics to create a series of structures that are completely symmetrical in the Banach space.