Yves Meyer laureate of the 2017 Abel Prize

Dr. Yves Meyer was honored by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters with the 2017 Abel Prize “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”, a theory with applications in data compression, medical imaging and the detection of gravitational waves.


Credit : B. Eymann/Académie des sciences

Yves Meyer (77) is Professor Emeritus at the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay in France. He is a member of the Académie des Sciences and a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The purpose of Abel Prize is to acknowledge outstanding scientific achievement in the field of mathematics. The prize awards the recipient of 6 million NOK (about 750,000 Euro) and was first awarded on 3rd June 2003.

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Writer: Dr Ludovic DROUIN, attaché for science and technology

Published on 27/03/2017

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