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educator , Mathematician

Kunihiko Kodaira, Japanese mathematician, educator. Recipient Fields medal International Congress of Mathematicians, 1954, Japan Academy prize, 1957, Cultural medal Japanese Government, 1957, Wolf prize in mathematics Wolf Foundation, 1985. Member Japan Academy, Mathematics Society Japan, American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary), National Academy of Sciences, London Mathematics Society.

Background

Kodaira, Kunihiko was born on March 16, 1915 in Tokyo. Son of Gonichi and Ichi (Kanai) Kodaira.

Education

Student, University Tokyo, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1949.

Career

Associate professor University Tokyo, 1944-1951, professor, 1951-1955. Member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1955-1961. Professor Princeton University, 1955-1962, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1962-1965, Stanford (California) University, 1965-1967, University Tokyo, 1967-1975, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, 1975-1985.

Professor emeritus University Tokyo, from 1975.

Works

Membership

Member Japan Academy, Mathematics Society Japan, American Association for the Advancement of Science (honorary), National Academy of Sciences, London Mathematics Society.

Connections

Married Sei Iyanaga, May 30, 1943. Children: Hashimoto, Yasuko, Oka, Mariko.

father:
Gonichi Kodaira

mother:
Ichi (Kanai) Kodaira

spouse:
Sei Iyanaga

child:
Hashimoto Kodaira

child:
Yasuko Kodaira

child:
Oka Kodaira

child:
Mariko Kodaira