Jean-Pierre Kahane is a senior mathematician. Over a period 50 years he published some 300 papers and a few books in different areas of analysis, number theory and probability. His main field is Fourier analysis and the main books are Ensembles parfaits et sˇries trigonometriques, with Rapha‘l Salem (1963), Sˇries de Fourier absolument convergentes(1970), Some random series of functions (1968, 1985, 1993), Fourier series and wavelets, with Pierre-Gilles Lemariˇ-Rieusset (1995, 1998 in the French version). He studied at Ecole normale supˇrieure, prepared his doctorate(1954) when he belang to CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), was elected Professor at the University of Montpellier, then at Orsay (1961), where he is now Professeur ˇmˇrite. He is a member of the Hungarian, Polish and French Academies of Sciences.