# William Timothy Gowers

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**William Timothy Gowers** (born November 20 1963, Wiltshire, United Kingdom) is a British mathematician. He is as of 1998 Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Trinity College.

In 1996 he received the Prize of the European Mathematical Society. He was winner of the 1998 Fields Medal for research on functional analysis and combinatorics. In 1999 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

He is the son of composer Patrick Gowers and greatgrandson of British civil servant Sir Ernest Gowers.

## External links

- Timothy Gowers Homepage
- 1998 Fields Medalist William Timothy Gowers from the American Mathematical Society
- Timothy Gowers - Faces of Mathematics
- BBC News (1998): British academics Tim Gowers and Richard Borcherds win top maths awards

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