About the Authors

Jean Bourgain

Past Professor

Department of Mathematics

Institute for Advanced Study

Princeton NJ 08540

https://www.ias.edu/scholars/bourgain

Past Professor

Department of Mathematics

Institute for Advanced Study

Princeton NJ 08540

https://www.ias.edu/scholars/bourgain

**Jean Bourgain (1954-2018)**received his Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1977. He was professor at I.H.E.S., the University of Illinois, and from 1994, at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He worked on functional analysis, harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, partial differential equations, number theory, and combinatorics. He was a recipient of the Fields Medal (1994), the Shaw Prize (2010), and the Breakthrough Prize (2017).

Jeff Kahn

Professor

Department of Mathematics

Rutgers University

Piscataway NJ 08854

jkahn[ta]math[td]rutgers[td]edu

https://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~jkahn/

Professor

Department of Mathematics

Rutgers University

Piscataway NJ 08854

jkahn[ta]math[td]rutgers[td]edu

https://sites.math.rutgers.edu/~jkahn/

**Jeff Kahn**received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1979, under the direction of D. K. Ray-Chaudhuri, and, following some time at MIT, has been at Rutgers since 1984. He works on discrete mathematics and related topics, and is a recipient of the Pólya Prize (1996) and the Fulkerson Prize (2012).

Gil Kalai

Professor

Einstein Institute of Mathematics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

and

Efi Arazi School of Computer Science

Reichman University, Herzliya.

kalai[ta]math[td]huji[td]ac[td]il

www.ma.huji.ac.il/~kalai/

Professor

Einstein Institute of Mathematics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

and

Efi Arazi School of Computer Science

Reichman University, Herzliya.

kalai[ta]math[td]huji[td]ac[td]il

www.ma.huji.ac.il/~kalai/

**Gil Kalai**graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1983; his advisor was Micha A. Perles. He works on geometric and probabilistic combinatorics, convexity, and linear programming. He is known for his blog, his interest in advancing women in academia, and his “argument against quantum computers.”