Jean Bourgain (28 February 1954 – 22 December 2018) was a Belgian mathematician. He was a professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette in France. From 1994 until his death he has worked at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He was an editor for the Annals of Mathematics.
|Died||22 December 2018 (aged 64)|
|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|
He received his Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1977.
He received the Fields Medal in 1994. In 2009 Bourgain was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2010 he received the Shaw Prize in Mathematics. In 2012 he and Terence Tao received the Crafoord Prize in Mathematics from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.