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Jean Bourgain
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Jean Bourgain
Born (1954-02-28)28 February 1954
Died 22 December 2018(2018-12-22) (aged 64)
Bonheiden, 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 (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.

Bourgain died on 22 December 2018 in Bonheiden, Belgium at the age of 64.

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