|Died||22 December 2018 (aged 64)|
|Alma mater||Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
|Known for||Analytic number theory|
Partial differential equations
|Awards||Salem Prize (1983)|
Fields Medal (1994)
Shaw Prize (2010)
Crafoord Prize (2012)
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study|
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
|Doctoral advisor||Freddy Delbaen|
|Doctoral students||James Colliander|
Jean Bourgain (28 February 1954 – 22 December 2018) was 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. From 1994 until his death he has worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He was 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. In 2010 he received the Shaw Prize in Mathematics. In 2012 he and Terence Tao received the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
References[change | change source]
- Biography: Jean Bourgain Archived 2011-08-27 at the Wayback Machine, University of St Andrews, Scotland
- Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Many new members elected to the Academy, press release on 12 February 2009
- "Shaw Prize Press Release". Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- Crafoord Press Release on 19 January 2012
- Décès du mathématicien Jean Bourgain (in French)