|Born||7 June 1963|
|Institutions||Paris VI University|
|Doctoral advisor||Jean-Michel Coron|
|Doctoral students||Tristan Riviere
|Notable awards||Fermat Prize (1999)|
Bethuel earned his doctorate at Paris-Sud 11 University in 1989, under supervision of Jean-Michel Coron. He won the 1999 Fermat Prize, jointly with Frédéric Hélein, for several important contributions to the theory of variational calculus. He also won the 2003 Prix Mergier-Bourdeix for his fundamental discoveries at the interface between analysis, topology, geometry, and physics.
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