Research Fields
Mathematics, Algebraic Geometry
Term and History
2016/12/01 - Senior Advisor (Main: Director-General, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS))


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.

Brief Resume

1973 Kyoto University, BS Mathematics
1975-1980 Kyoto University, Assistant
1978 Kyoto University, D.Sci. Mathematics
1980-1982 Nagoya University, Lecturer
1982-1987 Nagoya University, Assistant Professor
1988-1990 Nagoya University, Professor
1990-2016 RIMS, Kyoto University, Professor
2011-2014 RIMS, Kyoto University, Director
2016 Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study, Distinguished Professor, Director-General

Awards and Honors

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 Member of the Japan Academy
2021 Order of Culture

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