Jean-François Le Gall

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Jean-François Le Gall
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Born 15 November 1959 (1959-11-15) (age 57)
Nationality French
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Paris-Sud in Orsay
Alma mater Ecole normale supérieure
Doctoral advisor Marc Yor
Doctoral students Romain Abraham
Thierry Meyre
Laurent Serlet
Wendelin Werner
Nicolas Curien
Amandine Véber
Igor Kortchemski
Notable awards Rollo Davidson Prize (1986)
Loève Prize (1997)
Fermat Prize (2005)

Jean-François Le Gall (born 15 November 1959) is a French mathematician working in areas of probability theory such as Brownian motion, Lévy processes, superprocesses and their connections with partial differential equations, the Brownian snake, random trees, branching processes, stochastic coalescence and random planar maps. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 under the supervision of Marc Yor.[1] He is currently professor at the University of Paris-Sud in Orsay and is a senior member of the Institut universitaire de France. He was elected to French academy of sciences, December 2013.

He was awarded the Rollo Davidson Prize in 1986,[2] the Loève Prize in 1997,[2] and the Fermat Prize in 2005.[3] He was the thesis advisor of at least 11 students including Wendelin Werner.[1]


  • Le Gall, Jean-François, Spatial branching processes, random snakes and partial differential equations. Lectures in Mathematics ETH Zürich. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel (1999). 163 pp. ISBN 3-7643-6126-3


  1. ^ a b Jean-François Le Gall at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  2. ^ a b Le Gall Receives Loève Prize, Steven N. Evans and Lucien Le Cam, Statistics Department, University of California, Berkeley, retrieved 2010-02-15.
  3. ^ Mathematics People: Colmez and Le Gall Awarded Fermat Prize, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Volume 53, Number 2. 2006.

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