**Frederick Rowbottom** (16 January 1938 – 12 October 2009) was a "British "logician and "mathematician. The "large cardinal notion of "Rowbottom cardinals is named after him.

After graduating from "Cambridge University, Rowbottom studied under "Howard Jerome Keisler at the "University of Wisconsin–Madison, earning his "Ph.D. degree in 1964, with a thesis entitled *Large Cardinals and Small Constructible Sets*, under the supervision of "Jerome Keisler.^{[1]} With a recommendation from "Georg Kreisel, he took a position at the "University of Bristol in 1965, where he spent the rest of his professional career.

He published a paper called "Some strong axioms of infinity incompatible with the axiom of constructibility" in the *Annals of Mathematical Logic*, 3 1971. This paper, together with his thesis, "showed that Ramsey cardinals were weaker than measurable cardinals, and that their existence implied the constructible real continuum was countable; he further proved that this followed also from weaker partition and two cardinal properties."^{[2]} The "large cardinal notion of "Rowbottom cardinals is named after him,^{[3]} as is the notion of a Rowbottom "ultrafilter.^{[4]}

"Keith Devlin studied "set theory under Rowbottom. In 1992 he and a student, Jonathan Chapman, wrote a textbook on "topos theory, *Relative Category Theory and Geometric Morphisms: A Logical Approach*, published in *Oxford Logic Guides*, No. 16.^{[5]}^{[6]}^{[7]} Rowbottom retired in 1993 at the age of 55.

Rowbottom died of heart failure in "Hadfield, England, on 12 October 2009, aged 71.^{[2]}

**^**Frederick Rowbottom at the "Mathematics Genealogy Project.- ^
^{a}^{b}"Notices",*Bulletin of Symbolic Logic*,**16**(2): 299, 2010, "doi:10.2178/bsl/1286889129`|contribution=`

ignored ("help). **^**Tryba, Jan (1981), "A few remarks on Rowbottom cardinals",*Israel Journal of Mathematics*,**40**(3–4): 193–196, "doi:10.1007/BF02761361.**^**Feng, Qi (1987), "On the Rowbottom*M*-ultrafilters",*Journal of Symbolic Logic*,**52**(4): 990–993, "JSTOR 2273832, "doi:10.2307/2273832.**^**Rowbottom, Frederick and Jonathan Chapman.*Relative Category Theory and Geometric Morphisms: A Logical Approach*, published in*Oxford Logic Guides*,*Oxford University Press*, 1992, "ISBN "978-0-19-853434-1**^**McLarty, Colin (1994). "Review".*Modern Logic*.**4**(3): 345–348.**^**"Moerdijk, Ieke (1995). "Review".*Journal of Symbolic Logic*.**60**(2): 694–695. "doi:10.2307/2275864.