The Belgian mathematician Baron Jean Bourgain passed away on December 22, 2018, at the age of 64. He was one of the world’s leading experts in his field.
Bourgain was, inter alia, professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Illinois and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in France. He had been a Permanent Fellow at the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton since 1994.
Bourgain made contributions to many different branches of mathematics and his achievements were recognized with numerous honors and awards. In 1994, he received the Fields Medal for his contributions to geometry of Banach spaces, convexity in high-dimensional spaces, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory and the theory of nonlinear evolution equations.
The mathematical community has lost a truly remarkable person and mathematician whose works have had a great influence on his domain.