Doctor in Mathematics, Ecole Normale Superieure, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Ecole Normale Superieure, 1987.
Researcher Centre National Recherche Scientifique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 1988—1991. With Institute Advanced Study Princeton, New Jersey, 1987—1988. Professor University Cergy pontoise, France, 1991—1998, Institute University France, Paris, since 1998.
Visiting professor Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1999—2000. Assistant professor New York University, New York City, 1989—1990.
Married Rebecca Dolinsky, September 21, 2000. Two sons: Jascha Theophile Dolinsky Merle, born May 23, 2002, and Maxim Salomon Dolinsky Merle, born June 13, 2007.