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A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
The Biggest Mystery In Mathematics: Shinichi Mochizuki And The Impenetrable Proof
A Japanese mathematician claims to have solved one of the most important problems in his field. The trouble is, hardly anyone can work out whether he's right. Sometime on the morning of 30 August 201...
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Japanese statisticians
A New Hope for a Perplexing Mathematical Proof
Three years ago, a solitary mathematician released an impenetrable proof of the famous abc conjecture. At a recent conference dedicated to the work, optimism mixed with bafflement.
Hirotugu Akaike
Hirotugu Akaike (赤池 弘次, Akaike Hirotsugu) ([akaike hiɽotsu͍ɡu͍]; November 5, 1927 – August 4, 2009) was a Japanese statistician. In the early 1970s he formulated a criterion for model se...
Kinnosuke Ogura
Kohji Matsumoto
Hidehiko Yamabe
Hidehiko Yamabe (山辺 英彦, Yamabe Hidehiko, August 22, 1923 in Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan – November 20, 1960 in Evanston, Illinois) was a Japanese mathematician. His most notable work includes the fin...
Mikio Sato
Mikio Sato (佐藤 幹夫, Satō Mikio, born April 18, 1928) is a Japanese mathematician, who started the field of algebraic analysis. He studied at the University of Tokyo and then did graduate study ...
Kikuo Takano
Kikuo Takano (高野 喜久雄, Takano Kikuo, November 20, 1927 – May 1, 2006) was a Japanese poet and mathematician. He was born on Sado Island in 1927. He graduated from Utsunomiya Agricultural Colleg...
Kikuchi Dairoku
Baron Dairoku Kikuchi (菊池 大麓, Kikuchi Dairoku, 17 March 1855 – 19 August 1917) was a mathematician, educator, and education administrator in Meiji period Empire of Japan.
Kikuchi was born ...
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Yutaka Taniyama
Yutaka Taniyama (Japanese: 谷山 豊 Taniyama Yutaka; 12 November 1927, Kisai near Tokyo – 17 November 1958, Tokyo) was a Japanese mathematician known for the Taniyama–Shimura conjecture.
Taniyama was ...
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Michio Jimbo
Michio Jimbo (神保 道夫, Jimbō Michio, born November 28, 1951) is a Japanese mathematician, currently a professor at the Rikkyo University. He is a grandson of the linguist Kaku Jimbo.After gradua...
Kiyoshi Oka
Kiyoshi Oka (岡 潔, Oka Kiyoshi, April 19, 1901 – March 1, 1978) was a Japanese mathematician who did fundamental work in the theory of several complex variables. He was born in Osaka. He ...
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Hiroshi Okamura
Hiroshi Okamura (岡村 博, Okamura Hiroshi, November 10, 1905 – September 3, 1948) was a Japanese mathematician who studied analysis. He was a professor at Kyoto University.He discovered the neces...
Kazuya Kato
Kazuya Kato (加藤 和也, Katō Kazuya, born on January 17, 1952) is a Japanese mathematician. He grew up in the prefecture of Wakayama in Japan. He attended college at the University of Tokyo, from ...
Shokichi Iyanaga
Shokichi Iyanaga (彌永 昌吉, Iyanaga Shōkichi, April 2, 1906 – June 1, 2006) was a Japanese mathematician.
Iyanaga was born in Tokyo, Japan on April 2, 1906. He studied at the University of To...
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Taira Honda
Taira Honda (本田 平, Honda Taira, 2 June 1932 Fukui, Japan – 15 May 1975 Osaka, Japan) was a Japanese mathematician working on number theory who proved the Honda–Tate theorem classifying abeli...
Nobuo Yoneda
Nobuo Yoneda (米田 信夫, Yoneda Nobuo, March 28, 1930 – April 22, 1996) was a Japanese mathematician and computer scientist. The Yoneda lemma in category theory is named after him. In computer sc...
Kambei Mori
Kambei Mori or Mōri Kambei (毛利 勘兵衛), also known as Mōri Kambei Shigeyoshi Mōri Shigeyoshi (毛利 重能), was a Japanese mathematician in the Edo period.Some 16th-century sources suggest that Mori st...
Yasuaki Aida
Aida Yasuaki (会田 安明, February 10, 1747 – October 26, 1817) also known as Aida Ammei, was a Japanese mathematician in the Edo period.He made significant contributions to the fields of number theory...
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Takeo Nakasawa
Takeo Nakasawa (February 5, 1913, Koichi prefecture, Japan – June 20, 1946, Khabarovsk, Soviet Union) was a Japanese mathematician who independently invented the theory of matroids, though his work wa...
Hiroshi Toda
Hiroshi Toda (戸田 宏, Toda Hiroshi, born 1928) is a Japanese mathematician, who specializes in stable and unstable homotopy theory. He started publishing in 1952. Many of his early papers are co...
Yozo Matsushima
Yozo Matsushima (松島 与三, Matsushima Yozō, February 11, 1921 – April 9, 1983) was a Japanese mathematician.
Matsushima was born on February 11, 1921 in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Ja...
Masayoshi Nagata
Masayoshi Nagata (Japanese: 永田 雅宜 Nagata Masayoshi; February 9, 1927 – August 27, 2008) was a Japanese mathematician, known for his work in the field of commutative algebra.In 1959 he brought fo...
Joichi Suetsuna
Joichi Suetsuna (Japanese: 末綱 恕一 Suetsuna Joichi; alternative Romanziation: Zyoiti Suetuna; November 28, 1898 – August 6, 1970) was a Japanese mathematician who worked mainly on number theory. In addi...
Tosio Kato
Tosio Kato (加藤 敏夫, Katō Toshio, August 25, 1917 – October 2, 1999) was a Japanese mathematician who worked with partial differential equations, mathematical physics and functional analys...
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Shinichi Mochizuki
Shinichi Mochizuki (望月 新一, Mochizuki Shin'ichi, born March 29, 1969) is a Japanese mathematician specializing in number theory. He works in arithmetic geometry, Hodge theory, and anabelian ge...
Nagayoshi Iwahori
Nagayoshi Iwahori (Japanese: 岩堀 長慶) is a Japanese mathematician working on algebraic groups over local fields who introduced Iwahori–Hecke algebras and Iwahori subgroups.