May 26, 2024

Thematic Program on Partial Differential Equations
Distinguished Lecture Series

Jean Bourgain (I.A.S. Princeton & Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"Qualitative aspects of Hamiltonian PDE's and lattice models"

May 10 - 13, 2004
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Jean Bourgain is one of the outstanding mathematicians of our time. His work is in many areas of analysis including the geometry of Banach spaces, convexity in high dimensions, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, and nonlinear partial differential equations from mathematical physics. His contributions to these fields are groundbreaking and influential.

Jean Bourgain is both a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and a professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
A native of Belgium, he has served on the faculty at many institutions around the world, including the Free University of Brussels, the University of Illinois, the IHES, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Caltech, and the Institute for Advanced Study where he has been since 1994. He was an invited speaker at the ICM in Warsaw, Berkeley, and Zürich where he was awarded the Fields Medal in 1994, and at the International Congress on Mathematical Physics in the same year. He is the recipient of several honourary degrees, and many prizes including the Salem Prize (AMS), the Damry-Deleeuw-Bourlart Prize (Belgian NSF) and the E.Cartan Prize of the French Academy.

Talk Titles:
May 10, 2004 - Introduction: Qualitative aspects of Hamiltonian PDE's and lattice models
May 11, 2004 - Quasi-periodic localization
May 12, 2004 - The higher dimensional Anderson-Bernoulli model
May 13, 2004 - Nonlinear Schrodinger operators with a random potential

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