Jean Pierre Antoine

Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

Jean-Pierre Antoine received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in 1962 and 1966, respectively. After holding postdoctoral positions at the Princeton University (NJ, USA), the University of Pittsburgh (Pa, USA), and the Université de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland), he started a completely academic career at the Université Catholique de Louvain. He was also invited as a Professor to many foreign universities: Université Paris 7 (Paris, France), Université du Burundi (Burundi), Fukuoka University (Fukuoka, Japan), Concordia University (MontrĂ©al, PQ, Canada), and Université Nationale du Bénin (Cotonou, Benin). He is now an Emeritus Professor but continues his research activities. At the Université Catholique de Louvain, he was the Head of the Institute of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (FYMA), the Chairman of the Department of Physics, and a member of various university committees. He is a Member of the European Physical Society, the American Physical Society, the International Association of Mathematical Physics, and the American Mathematical Society. He is a referee for a dozen of international journals of physics, mathematical physics, and signal processing. Dr. Antoine's research interests cover a wide range; from mathematical physics, in particular the formulation of quantum mechanics beyond Hilbert space, he moved to several innovative topics in pure mathematics such as partial inner product spaces and partial *-algebras of unbounded operators, a framework in which he is still working actively. On the other hand, he also pursued several research directions in mathematical physics, namely, classical gauge field theories and coherent states and wavelets, including the applications of the latter in signal and image processing. He is the author or coauthor of more than 120 research papers, four monographs, and plenty of book chapters or conference papers.

Biography Updated on 10 March 2011

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