Michel Talagrand was born in 1952 in France. He obtained his PhD in Mathematical Sciences in 1977 from the University of Paris VI, France. From 1974 until his retirement in 2017, he was part of the Functional Analysis Team of the Institute of Mathematics of the University Paris VI. He was successively Research Trainee, Research Associate, Researcher and Senior Researcher for the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences.  

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