## The 2020 MSJ Takebe Prizes

The 2020 MSJ Takebe Katahiro Prizes are awarded to the following members of MSJ.

### MSJ Takebe Katahiro Prise

- Yuya Matsumoto (Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science)
- Research on K3 surfaces in mixed and positive characteristic
- Shinichi Matsumura (Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)
- Complex analytic studies on vanishing theorems and their applications to geometry
- Hirokazu Saito (Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications)
- Mathematical analysis of free boundary problems arising in fluid mechanics

### MSJ Takebe Katahiro Prize for Encouragement of Young Researchers

- Masato Hashizume (Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University)
- Study on the loss of compactness phenomena of non-compact variational problems
- Yosuke Kubota (Faculty of Science, Shinshu University)
- Applications of operator K theory in geometry
- Yuta Kusakabe (Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)
- Studies on Oka manifolds and ellipticity
- Shohei Nakamura (Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University)
- Applications of various inequalities in harmonic analysis to open problems
- Yohei Sakurai (Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University)
- Comparison geometry and geometric analysis on Riemannian manifolds with boundaries
- Daichi Takeuchi (Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
- Study on epsilon factors of $\ell$-adic sheaves

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the MSJ established above mentioned prizes named after Katahiro Takebe (1644-1739) --- a prominent mathematician in Japan who was a disciple of Seki Takakazu and was noted for his creation of charts for the values of trigonometric functions. The Takebe Prize is set up for young researchers who have obtained outstanding results, and the Encouragement Prize is intended for young mathematicians who are deemed to have begun promising careers in research by obtaining significant results.