**Background**

I am an Austrian mathematician and mathematical physicist whose main interest lies in the applications of harmonic analysis (in the broad sense) to quantum mechanics. I work at the University of Vienna https://homepage.univie.ac.at/maurice.de.gosson/

I was born in Berlin but I grew up mainly in France (Nice and Paris). I am married with Charlyne since 1970 (we met in Nice in 1969) and we have four children; Serge, Corinne, Samantha, and Sven. My mother was from Helsinki in Finland and my father from Vienna in Austria. My parents met in France while studying French at the University; they got married after the war in the lovely city of Saint Tropez on the French Riviera. I grew up in Berlin, and at the age of 6 I moved to France, first to Nice and then to Paris. I got my "Baccalauréat" at the Lycée de Saint-Cloud near Paris. I thereafter moved back to Nice to study mathematics at the newly founded University. I got my Ph.D. at the University of Nice in 1978 under the supervision of Jacques Chazarain. In 1992 I obtained a "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches en Mathématiques Pures" at Sorbonne University under the mentorship of Jean Leray, at that time Professor at the Collège de France. Leray was to become a close friend. See the genealogy project

http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/html/id.phtml?id=38471

Broadly speaking my research interests lie in Analysis, Geometry, and their applications to mathematical physics. A more precise and technical definition of me as a mathematician would be "works in symplectic harmonic analysis". Currently, my main interest lies in the applications of these topics to quantum mechanics and quantum information theory, and to Gabor analysis.

Some of my hobbies: epistemological and ontological questions in quantum mechanics. Dining out and enjoying good company.

You can contact me using my private email address: maurice.degosson@gmail.com

**Wikipedia biographical article **http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_A._de_Gosson

**Bourbaki and me**

The University of Nice was in the 1970s a stronghold of the Bourbaki group. My teachers were J. Dieudonné, L. Boutet de Monvel, A. Douady during my undergraduate studies; they succeeded in convincing me of the superiority of Poincaré on Hilbert... For opinions (which I share) about the Bourbaki "school" here are a few interesting texts:

And, talking about Arnol'd: here is a text by Leonid Polterovich " Remembering Vladimir Arnold" arnold4.pdf