Jean Bourgain facts for kids
|Born||28 February 1954
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
|Alma mater||Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
|Doctoral advisor||Freddy Delbaen|
|Doctoral students||James Colliander|
|Known for||Analytic number theory
Partial differential equations
|Notable awards||Salem Prize (1983)
Fields Medal (1994)
Shaw Prize (2010)
Crafoord Prize (2012)
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. 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. 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.
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