Jean Morlet (January 13, 1931 – April 27, 2007) was a Frenchgeophysicist who pioneered work in the field of wavelet analysis around the year 1975. He invented the term wavelet to describe the functions he was using. In 1981, Morlet worked with Alex Grossman to develop what is now known as the Wavelet transform.
Morlet graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1952 and was research engineer at Elf when he invented wavelets to solve signal processing problems for oil prospection.
He was awarded in 1997 with the Reginald Fessenden Award.