Jean Bourgain

Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, joined the Institute Faculty in 1994. Bourgain was awarded a Fields Medal for work that touches on several central topics of mathematical analysis—the geometry of Banach Spaces, convexity in high dimensions, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, and nonlinear partial differential equations from mathematical physics. His work has solved longstanding problems, such as Mahler’s conjecture and the lambda-p set problem, and has had important consequences in theoretical computer science, group expansion, spectral gaps, and the theory of exponential sums.