Kenji FUKAYA received the 53th Fujiwara Award
Kenji FUKAYA received the 53th Fujiwara Award. Kenji FUKAYA, Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Kyoto University is recognized for his outstanding contributions to "Mathematical Foundation and Geometric Realization of Topological Field Theory". Among many important achivements by Kenji FUKAYA, the following researches are most significant.
- He constructed the theory for collapsing noncompact Riemannian manifolds.
- He constructed the Morse homotopy theory for 3-dimensional manifolds to define new invariants for them.
- He solved, in his joint research with Kaoru ONO, the Arnold Conjecture on the existence of a periodic orbit for periodic Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms.
- He constructed the general Floer theory for Lagrangian submanifolds with Young-Guen OH, Hiroshi OHTA, and Kaoru ONO.
- He established the theory of Fukaya Category for a new mathematical framework of spaces.
He was awarded many important prizes such as the MSJ Spring Prize 1994, Inoue Prize for Science, the Japan Academy Medal and the Asahi Prize. He has been a member of the Japan Academy since 2009.