Jean Bourgain, born 1954 in Ostende, Belgium, has been a Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA since 1994. He obtained his PhD from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1977. He was a Professor of Mathematics at the Free University of Brussel, Belgium from 1981 to 1985, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, USA from 1985 to 2006 and at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, Paris, France from 1985 to 1995. He is a Foreign Member of the Academics of Science of France, Poland and Sweden.

27 May 2010, Hong Kong

The Shaw Prize Foundation sadly advised the passing of Professor Jean Bourgain on 22 December 2018 at the age of 64.

7 January 2019, Hong Kong