**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 the University of Paris 6 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.

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