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