Jean Jacques Moreau

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Jean Jacques Moreau (31 July 1923 – 9 January 2014)[1] was a French mathematician. He normally published under the name J. J. Moreau.

Moreau was born in Blaye. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Paris, then became a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. He was appointed Professor of Mathematical Models in Physics at Poitiers University and later Professor of General Mechanics at Monpellier University II. He is now emeritus professor in the Laboratoire de Méchanique et Génie Civil, a joint research unit of the university and the CNRS.

Moreau's principal work has been in non-smooth mechanics. He discovered the helicity invariant in the fluid dynamics of ideal fluids in 1962.

He founded the Convex Analysis Group in the 1970s at Monpellier. Since the 1980s, he has worked on numerical analysis algorithms.

Moreau received many prizes, including the Grand Prix Joannidès of the Académie des Sciences.


  1. ^ "ISIMM Newsletter No. 2 of January 30, 2014". Retrieved 4 February 2014. 


  • "A short biography of Jean Jacques Moreau", in P. Alart, O. Maisonneuve, R.T. Rockafellar, Nonsmooth mechanics and analysis: theoretical and numerical advances (proceedings of a symposium in J.J. Moreau's honor), 2005, ISBN 0-387-29196-2 p. 11ff