Professor Keith Ball, FRS FRSE
Professor of Mathematics
Office Hour: Friday 2:30-3:30
Functional Analysis, High-dimensional and Discrete Geometry, Information Theory
ICMS (International Centre for Mathematical Sciences). I am currently the scientific director of ICMS in Edinburgh whose role is to support research and public engagement in mathematics. Its core activity is the organisation of international workshops and conferences in mathematics and related disciplines which attract leading scientists from the UK and overseas. ICMS
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Most relevant recent publications:
Entropy jumps in the presence of a spectral gap, Duke Math. J. 119 (2003), 41-64. PDF
A solution of Shannon’s problem on the monotonicity of entropy, J. A. M. S. 17 (2004), 975-982. PDF
A sharp combinatorial version of Vaaler's Theorem, Bull. LMS 41 (2009), 853-862. PDF
Stability of the Prékopa-Leindler inequality, Mathematika 56/2 (2010), 339-356.
Chebyshev constants for the unit circle, Bull. LMS 45 (2012), 236-248.
L1 smoothing for the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck semigroup, Mathematika 59/1 (2013), 160-168. PDF
The Ribe programme, Seminaire Bourbaki, 1047 (2012). PDF