Yves Meyer

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Yves Meyer
Yves Meyer (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) - Philippe Binant Archives.jpg
Yves Meyer at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 18 June 2000.
Born (1939-07-19) 19 July 1939 (age 81)
EducationÉcole Normale Supérieure
University of Strasbourg
Known forWavelet theory
AwardsSalem Prize
Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize
Abel Prize
Princess of Asturias Award
Scientific career
ThesisIdéaux Fermés de L1 dans Lesquels une Suite Approche l'Identité (1966)
Doctoral advisorJean-Pierre Kahane
Doctoral students

Yves F. Meyer (French: [mɛjɛʁ]; born 19 July 1939) is a French mathematician. He is among the progenitors of wavelet theory, having proposed the Meyer wavelet. Meyer was awarded the Abel Prize in 2017.


Born in Paris to a Jewish family,[1] Yves Meyer studied at the Lycée Carnot in Tunis;[2] he won the French General Student Competition (Concours Général) in Mathematics, and was placed first in the entrance examination for the École Normale Supérieure in 1957.[3] He obtained his Ph.D. in 1966, under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Kahane.[4][5] His cousin is the Mexican historian Jean Meyer.

He was teacher at the Prytanée national militaire (1960–1963), a teaching assistant at the Université de Strasbourg (1963–1966), a Professor at Université Paris-Sud (1966–1980), a Professor at École Polytechnique (1980–1986), a Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine (1985–1995), a Senior Researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) (1995–1999), an Invited Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (2000), a Professor at École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (1999–2003), and has been a Professor Emeritus at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan since 2004.

He was awarded the 2010 Gauss Prize for fundamental contributions to number theory, operator theory and harmonic analysis, and his pivotal role in the development of wavelets and multiresolution analysis.[4] He also received the 2017 Abel Prize "for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets."[6]


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  1. ^ French Jewish Mathematician Wins ‘Math Nobel’ The Forward, March 22, 2017, By Daniel Hoffman
  2. ^ http://www.lyceecarnotdetunis.com
  3. ^ Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles : Yves Meyer.
  4. ^ a b c "Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize – Yves Meyer". International Congress of Mathematicians 2010, Hyderabad, India. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010.
  5. ^ Yves F. Meyer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  6. ^ "The Abel Prize Laureate 2017". www.abelprize.no. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  7. ^ Chui, Charles K. (1996). "Review: Wavelets and operators, by Yves Meyer; A friendly guide to wavelets, by Gerald Kaiser". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 33 (1): 131–134. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-96-00635-0.
  8. ^ Académie des Sciences : Yves Meyer. Archived 9 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Meyer, Yves. "Intégrales singulières, opérateurs multilinéaires, analyse complexe et équations aux dérivées partielles." Proc. Intern. Cong. Math (1983): 1001–1010.
  10. ^ Meyer, Yves F. "Wavelets and applications." Proc. Intern. Cong. Math (1990): 1619–1626.
  11. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 4 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Abel Prize 2017: Yves Meyer wins 'maths Nobel' for work on wavelets". The Guardian. 21 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Yves Meyer, Ingrid Daubechies, Terence Tao and Emmanuel Candès, Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research 2020". Princess of Asturias Foundation. Retrieved 23 June 2020.

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