Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Nation/Japan

From ProofWiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

For more comprehensive information on the lives and works of mathematicians through the ages, see the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, created by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson.

The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.
-- Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics, 1937, Victor Gollancz, London


Yoshio Mikami $($$\text {1875}$ – $\text {1950}$$)$

Japanese mathematician and historian of Japanese mathematics.
show full page

Takeo Wada $($$\text {1882}$ – $\text {1944}$$)$

Japanese mathematician working in analysis and topology.

Known for introducing his technique of presenting a graphical representation of the result of a differential equation.
show full page

Soichi Kakeya $($$\text {1886}$ – $\text {1947}$$)$

Japanese mathematician who worked mainly in mathematical analysis

Posed the Kakeya Problem.

Solved a version of the desert crossing problem.
show full page

Shizuo Kakutani $($$\text {1911}$ – $\text {2004}$$)$

Japanese-American mathematician, best known for his Kakutani Fixed-Point Theorem.
show full page

Kunihiko Kodaira $($$\text {1915}$ – $\text {1997}$$)$

Japanese mathematician known for distinguished work in algebraic geometry and the theory of complex manifolds.

Founder of the Japanese school of algebraic geometers.
show full page

Jun-iti Nagata $($$\text {1925}$ – $\text {2007}$$)$

Japanese mathematician specializing in topology.
show full page

Gaisi Takeuti $($$\text {1926}$ – $\text {2017}$$)$

Japanese mathematician specialising in logic and set theory.
show full page

Michio Suzuki $($$\text {1926}$ – $\text {1998}$$)$

Japanese mathematician who studied group theory.
show full page

Masayoshi Nagata $($$\text {1927}$ – $\text {2008}$$)$

Japanese mathematician who worked mainly in the field of commutative algebra.
show full page

Nobuo Yoneda $($$\text {1930}$ – $\text {1996}$$)$

Japanese mathematician and computer scientist who worked in category theory and homological algebra.
show full page

Nobuyuki Yoshigahara $($$\text {1936}$ – $\text {2004}$$)$

Japanese inventor, collector, solver, and communicator of puzzles.
show full page

Yasumasa Kanada $($$\text {1949}$ – $\text {2020}$$)$

Japanese mathematician most known for his numerous world records for calculating digits of $\pi$.

He set the record $11$ of the $21$ times up to $2020$.
show full page

Shinichi Mochizuki $($$\text {b. 1969}$$)$

Japanese mathematician working in number theory and arithmetic geometry.

One of the main contributors to anabelian geometry.

Inventor and developer of inter-universal Teichmüller theory.
show full page