Jean Bourgain, IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, will receive the 2018 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society for the breadth of his contributions made in the advancement of mathematics.
Bourgain is a giant in the field of mathematical analysis, which he has applied broadly and to great effect. In many instances, he provided foundations for entirely new areas of study and in other instances he gave mathematics new tools and techniques. Bourgain has solved long-standing problems in Banach space theory, harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, and Hamiltonian dynamics. Bourgain’s work has had important consequences in probability theory, ergodic theory, combinatorics, number theory, computer science, and theoretical physics.
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