The French mathematician, Yves Meyer, has just been awarded the Abel prize, one of the discipline's highest distinctions, for his research on the theory of wavelets – linking mathematics, information technology, and computer science.

This distinction will take its place alongside the Gauss prize that Yves Meyer received in 2010 alongside Cédric Villani, both EDP Sciences authors in ESAIM-COCV and ESAIM-M2AN. This major accolade in mathematics is awarded by the International Mathematical Union.


Born in 1939, Yves Meyer was professor at the Paris Dauphine University until he retired in 2008, he was at the École Polytechnique from 1980 to 1986, and was the invited professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in 2000. He currently holds a position as Professor Emeritus at l’École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, as well as being a member of l'Académie des Sciences, and a foreign member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.