Keith Ball is a professor at the University of Warwick. His interests are in high-dimensional and discrete geometry, information theory and (more recently) analytic number theory. He was scientific director of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh from 2010 to 2014 and holds honorary professorships from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.
Towards the end of his tenure at ICMS he was chair of ERCOM, the umbrella organisation for European mathematics research centres.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was on the governing council of the Royal Society during 2018-2019.
Among other things his research demonstrated that the central limit theorem of probability is driven by an analogue of the second law of thermodynamics: namely, that entropy increases along the central limit process. He is also known for a popular book on mathematics entitled «Strange Curves, Counting Rabbits...»