I am known as the founder of the French school for applied mathematics, separating myself from the Bourbaki movement.
I authored/coauthored 20 books and nearly 600 articles...with the most comprehensive being a nine-volume (4000 page) treatise on Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Methods for Science and Technology.
As President of the International Mathematical Union, I proposed that the year 2000 become World Mathematical Year, with a series of world-wide events to enhance the public's image of mathematics.
Among the prizes I won for my work in mathematics are the John Von Neumann Prize, the Prize of Japan, Technion's Harvey Prize, Greece's Daedalon Gold Medal for Science and Technology, and SIAM's Idalia Reid Prize...plus was elected an honorary member of over twenty learned societies and received honorary degrees from nineteen universities world-wide.
My most heart-felt claim to fame is the fact that my son, Pierre-Louis, received a Fields Medal for his work in mathematics.
Jacques-Louis Lions (1928-2001)