With the digitalization of contemporary society, mathematics is expected to play a role as an interdisciplinary science in all aspects of science and technology. There has never been a better time to establish the iTHEMS program, and I am more than happy to be able to join its activities as a mathematician.
1973 Kyoto University, BS Mathematics
1975 Kyoto University, Assistant
1978 Kyoto University, D.Sc. Mathematics
1980 Nagoya University, Lecturer
1982 Nagoya University, Assistant Professor 1988 Nagoya University, Professor
1990 RIMS, Kyoto University, Professor
2011 RIMS, Kyoto University, Director (till 2014)
2016 Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study, Distinguished Professor, Director-General
RIMS Research Center for Quantum Geometry, Kyoto University, Project professor
1977-1980 Harvard University, Assistant Professor; 1981-1982, Institute for Advanced Study, Researcher.
From 2015 International Mathematical Union, President.
1983 MSJ Iyanaga Prize
1989 Inoue Prize for Science
1990 Frank Nelson Cole Prize
1990 Japan Academy Prize
1990 Fields Medal
1990 Person of Cultural Merit
1998 Elected to the Japan Academy