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Bourgain, Jean

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Born: 1954 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: Belgian
Categories: Mathematicians

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1954 - Born on February 28th in Ostend, Belgium. Belgian mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal for his work in analysis.

1975-1977 - was awarded a Belgium Research Fellowship and studied for his doctorate at the Free University of Brussels.

         - Awarded his Ph.D. and continued to study for his Habilitation at the Free University of Brussels.

1979 - Bourgain received the Alumni Prize from the Belgium NSF.

1981 - He held appointments at the Free University.

         - Bourgain was appointed a professor at the Free University of Brussels.

1983 - He was awarded the Empain Prize by the Belgium NSF, and, in the same years, he also received the Salem Prize.

1985 - Bourgain was awarded the highest science honour from Belgium, the Damry-Deleeuw-Bourlart Prize.

         - Bourgain left Belgium and accepted two appointments, one as J L Doob Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois in the United States and the other as Professor at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifique at Bures-sur-Yvette in France.

         - The French Academy of Sciences awarded Bourgain its Langevin Prize.

1988 - Bourgain was Lady Davis Professor of Mathematics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

1989 - He proved some remarkable results, using analytic and probabilistic methods, which solved the L(p) problem which had been a longstanding one in Banach space theory and harmonic analysis.

1990 - He received the E Cartan Prize.

1991 - Fairchild Distinguished Professor at Caltech in the United States.

         - He received an honorary degree from the Hebrew University and, in the same year, he was awarded the Ostrowski Prize from the Ostrowski Foundation in Switzerland.

1994 - At the International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich, Bourgain received his greatest honour for this work when he was awarded a Fields Medal.

         - He was awarded an honorary degree from the Université Marne-la-Valle in France and, in the following year, from the Free University of Brussels.

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