French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017

Yves Meyer worked at the Centre of Mathematics and its Applications (CMLA) until formally retiring in 2008

Created On: Mar 24, 2017 14:11 IST

abel-prize yves meyer mathematicsFrench Mathematician Yves Meyer was on 21 March 2017 selected for the Abel Prize 2017. The Abel Committee of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters conferred on Meyer for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets.

Who is Yves Meyer?

• Yves Meyer, born 19 July 1939 of French nationality, grew up in Tunis on the North African coast.

• After graduating, Meyer completed his military service as a teacher in a military school. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Strasbourg.

• He became a professor of mathematics first at the Universite Paris-Sud, as it is now known in 1966. He retired in 2008.

• Yves Meyer has been a member of the French Academie des Sciences since 1993.

• His prizes include the Salem (1970) and Gauss (2010) prizes.

• The Gauss prize is awarded jointly by the International Mathematical Union and the German Mathematical Society for advances in mathematics that have had an impact outside the field.

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About Abel Prize

• The Abel Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

• The choice of laureate is based on the recommendation of the Abel Committee, which is composed of five internationally recognized mathematicians.

• The members of the current committee are - John Rognes (chair), Marta Sanz-Sole, Luigi Ambrosio, Marie-France Vigneras and Ben J Green.

• The Abel Prize and associated events are funded by the Norwegian Government.

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