Past Member

Kunihiko Kodaira

Affiliation
Mathematics
Field of Study
Complex Manifolds

From the University of Tokyo:

"Complex manifolds are high-dimensional geometric objects that have complex numbers as coordinates. They are invisible to the naked eye except for Riemann surfaces, which are one-dimensional complex manifolds. But by using analytical methods such as harmonic integrals and/or algebraic machinery such as sheaf cohomology, Prof. Kodaira found that one could develop a geometry of complex manifolds as rich as that of visible figures, a discovery of great importance… Prof. Kodaira's major achievements include the Kodaira vanishing theorem, deformation theory of complex structure, and the classification of complex surfaces. He was the first Japanese to receive the Fields Medal in 1954 for his series of work on harmonic analysis represented by the Kodaira vanishing theorem."

"Kunihiko Kodaira," School of Science, University of Tokyo

Fields Medalist, 1954

Dates at IAS
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19616/1961 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19608/1960 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19598/1959 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19588/1958 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
1/19579/1957 Spring
Member
  • Mathematics
6/19517/1952
Member
  • Mathematics
9/194910/1950
Degrees
Univ of Tokyo Ph.D., 1949
Honors
Cultural Medal 1957
Japan Acad Prize 1957
Fields Medal 1954
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