|Alma mater||Vrije Universiteit Brussel|
|Known for||Analytic number theory|
Partial differential equations
|Awards||Salem Prize (1983)|
Fields Medal (1994)
Shaw Prize (2010)
Crafoord Prize (2012)
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study|
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
|Doctoral advisor||Freddy Delbaen|
|Doctoral students||James Colliander|
Jean Bourgain (born 28 February 1954) is a Belgian mathematician. He has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and, from 1985 until 1995, professor at Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette in France, and since 1994 at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He is currently an editor for the prestigious Annals of Mathematics.
He received his Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1977.
His work is in various areas of mathematical analysis such as the geometry of Banach spaces, harmonic analysis, analytic number theory, combinatorics, ergodic theory, partial differential equations, spectral theory and recently also in group theory. He has been recognised by a number of awards, most notably the Fields Medal in 1994.
- Biography: Jean Bourgain, University of St Andrews, Scotland
- J. Bourgain, Harmonic analysis and combinatorics: How much may they contribute to each other?, Mathematics: Frontiers and Perspectives, IMU/Amer. Math. Soc., 2000, pp. 13–32.
- Tao, Terence (2001). "From Rotating Needles to Stability of Waves: Emerging Connections between Combinatorics, Analysis and PDE" (PDF). Notices of the AMS. 48 (3): 297–303. Unknown parameter
- Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Many new members elected to the Academy, press release on 12 February 2009
- Shaw Prize Press Release
- Crafoord Press Release on 19 January 2012
- MathSciNet: "Items authored by Bourgain, Jean."
- Jean Bourgain at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Jean Bourgain", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews..
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