Jean Berstel

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Jean Berstel
Born1941 (age 76–77)
Nîmes, France
Residence France
Alma materParis Diderot University
Scientific career
FieldsCombinatorics on words
Formal language theory
InstitutionsUniversity of Marne-la-Vallée
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Doctoral advisorMarcel-Paul Schützenberger

Jean Berstel (born 1941) is a French mathematician and theoretical computer scientist known for his contributions to combinatorics on words and formal language theory. He is a currently a professor emeritus at the University of Marne-la-Vallée.

Biography[edit]

Berstel earned his doctorate (doctorat d'État) at the Paris Diderot University in 1973. In 1973--1995 he was a professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, and in 1995--2005 a professor at the University of Marne-la-Vallée, where he is a professor emeritus since 2005.

In 2006, Berstel was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Turku, Finland. A festschrift in his honour was published in 2003 as a special issue of Theoretical Computer Science.[1]

Research contributions[edit]

Berstel has been a member of the Lothaire group of mathematicians that developed the foundations of combinatorics of words. He has published several scientific monographs, including "Transductions and Context-free Languages" (1979),[2] "Theory of Codes" (1985, jointly with Dominique Perrin),[3] and "Codes and Automata" (2009; jointly with Dominique Perrin and Christophe Reutenauer)[4] as well as the three Lothaire books.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Séébold, Patrice (2003). "Foreword". Theoretical Computer Science. 292 (1): 1. doi:10.1016/S0304-3975(01)00210-9. ISSN 0304-3975.
  2. ^ Berstel, Jean (1979). Transductions and Context-free Languages. Treubner Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-663-09367-1. ISBN 978-3-519-02340-1.
  3. ^ Berstel, Jean; Perrin, Dominique (1985). Theory of Codes. Pure and Applied Mathematics. 117. Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-120-93420-1.
  4. ^ Berstel, Jean; Perrin, Dominique; Reutenauer, Christophe (2009). Codes and Automata. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications. 129. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-88831-8.
  5. ^ Lothaire, M. (1983). Combinatorics on Words. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications. 17. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Reading, Mass. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511566097. ISBN 978-0-201-13516-9. MR 0675953.
  6. ^ Lothaire, M. (2002). Algebraic Combinatorics on Words. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications. 90. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-81220-7. MR 1905123.
  7. ^ Lothaire, M. (2005). Applied Combinatorics on Words. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications. 105. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-84802-2. MR 2165687.

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