Sir William Timothy Gowers, FRS (born 20 November 1963) 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, where he also holds the Rouse Ball chair, 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.
Timothy Gowers: On The Importance of Mathematics
Speaking to a group of the best mathematicians in the world, Timothy Gowers talks about the applications of their work and the connections it has to other aspects of life.