Jean Bourgain

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Jean Bourgain
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Jean Bourgain
Born (1954-02-28) 28 February 1954 (age 64)
Ostend, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Alma mater Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Known for Analytic number theory
Harmonic analysis
Ergodic theory
Banach spaces
Partial differential equations
Awards Salem Prize (1983)
Fields Medal (1994)
Shaw Prize (2010)
Crafoord Prize (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Institute for Advanced Study
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Doctoral advisor Freddy Delbaen
Doctoral students James Colliander
Influences Laurent Schwartz
Bernard Maurey
Gilles Pisier
Vitali Milman
Influenced Terence Tao

Jean Bourgain (born 28 February 1954) is a Belgian mathematician. He was a professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette in France. Since 1994 he has worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.[1] He is currently an editor for the Annals of Mathematics.

He received his Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1977.

He received the Fields Medal in 1994. In 2009 Bourgain was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[2] In 2010 he received the Shaw Prize in Mathematics.[3] In 2012 he and Terence Tao received the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[4]

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