Jean Francois Le Gall (France)

Professor of French Academy of Sciences and University Paris-Sud

Born 1959 French nationality

Education

1978–1982 Studies at the Ecole normale supérieure de Paris

1982 Thèse de troisième cycle (PhD) in Probability Theory, Univ. Paris VI

(supervisor M. Yor)

1987 Thèse de Doctorat d’Etat ès Sciences Mathématiques, Univ. Paris VI

Employment

1983-1988 Researcher (chargé de recherches) at the CNRS

1988–2006 Professor at Université Paris VI

1991–1996 Junior member of Institut universitaire de France

1997–2007 Professor at Ecole normale supérieure de Paris

2007–2017 Senior member of Institut universitaire de France

2007 – Professor at Université Paris-Sud

2013– Member of the Académie des sciences

2017– Chairman (délégué) of the mathematics section of the Académie des

sciences

Main areas of research

Brownian motion, random walks, Lévy processes, branching processes,

superprocesses, Brownian snake, partial differential equations, coalescence models,

discrete and continuous random trees, random graphs, random planar maps,

Brownian geometry

Scientific awards

1986 Rollo Davidson Prize

1989 Cours Peccot (awarded by the Collège de France)

1997 Loève International Prize in Probability

2005 Grand Prix Sophie Germain de l’Académie des Sciences

2005 Fermat Prize of mathematical research

2009 Médaille d’argent (silver medal) du CNRS

2010 Wald Memorial Lectures

2013 Member of the Académie des Sciences

2017 Principal Investigator of the ERC Advanced Grant GeoBrown

Selected invitations

1992 Invited lecture at the First European Congress of Mathematics (Paris) 1997

Nachdiplom lectures at ETH Zürich

1997 Closing lecture at the Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and

Mathematical Statistics

1998 Invited lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Berlin)

2000 Lecturer at the First Latin-American Congress of Mathematics (Rio de Janeiro)

2002 Special Invited Lecture at the European Congress of Statistics (Prague)

2005 Special Invited Lecture at the Conference on Stochastic Processes (Santa

Barbara) 2008 Plenary lecture at the European Congress of Mathematics

(Amsterdam)

2011 Lévy lecture at the Conference on Stochastic Processes and Applications

(Oaxaca, Mexico)

2012 Chung lecture at the Seminar on Stochastic Processes (Lawrence, USA)

2014 Plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Seoul)

2016 Billingsley lecture (Chicago)

2018 Takagi lectures (Kyoto University)

Editorial activities

I have been an Associate Editor in a number of mathematical journals (list below)

and I also served as the Editor-in-chief of two major journals in the field of

probability.

2013– Associate Editor of the Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des sciences

2012– 2018 Associate Editor of the Annals of Probability

2007– 2014 Associate Editor of the Journal de l’Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu

2005–2010 Editor-in-chief of Probability Theory and Related Fields (with J.

Bertoin)

2003–2009 Associate Editor of the Annales de l’Institut Fourier

2000–2005 Associate Editor of Probability Theory and Related Fields

1994–2000 Editor-in-chief of the Annales de l’Institut Poincaré, Probabilités et

Statistiques

1991–1997 Associate Editor of the Annales Scientifiques de l’Ecole normale

supérieure

1991–1997 Associate Editor of Astérisque

1989–1994 Associate Editor of the Annales de l’Institut Poincaré, Probabilités et

Statistiques

Teaching and institutional responsibilities

2013– Director of the Probability and Statistics Team at Université Paris-Sud

(about 30 permanent researchers and 30 postdocs or PhD students)

2007–2015 Director of the Master of Probability and Statistics of Université Paris-Sud

1997–2007 Director of the Probability Group at Ecole normale supérieure de Paris

2000–2004 Director of the Magistère de Mathématiques Fondamentales et

Appliquées de l’ENS

1995–1997 Director of the DEA Probabilités et Applications of Université Paris VI