Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Education: Ecole normale supérieure, Paris. PhD Université de Paris
Research Areas: Probability Calculus, Mathematical Physics, Chance in Every Aspect
Yves Le Jan was born in Grenoble, France. He graduated in Mathematics from the Ecole normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm and in 1979 received his Doctorat d'Etat from University Paris 6. From 1993 till 2017, he was a professor at the University Paris-Sud (Orsay). The main focus of his research is on stochastic processes, with connections to geometry, mathematical physics, functional analysis, and dynamical systems. In recent years, his main interests have been in Markovian loop ensembles, which have important relations to statistical physics and field theory. More recently, he started to work on Mathematical biology. He received two prizes (Poncelet and Sophie Germain) from the French Academy of Science and participated in the Prize committee of the London Math. Society. In 2006, he was an Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Madrid). In 2012, he gave the Doob memorial invited plenary lecture at the 8th international World Congress in Probability and Statistics. Since 2014, he is editor in chief of the PSTM Book Series (Springer). He is presently Emeritus Professor at Université Paris-Sud and Global Visiting Professor at NYUAD.