Shigefumi Mori
Shigefumi Mori  

Shigefumi Mori


Born 
Nagoya, Japan 
February 23, 1951
Nationality  Japanese 
Fields  Mathematician 
Institutions  Kyoto University 
Alma mater  Kyoto University 
Doctoral advisor  Masayoshi Nagata 
Known for  Algebraic geometry 
Notable awards 
Fields Medal (1990) Cole Prize (1990) 
Shigefumi Mori (森 重文 Mori Shigefumi, born February 23, 1951) is a Japanese mathematician, known for his work in algebraic geometry, particularly in relation to the classification of threefolds.
He generalized the classical approach to the classification of algebraic surfaces to the classification of algebraic threefolds. The classical approach used the concept of minimal models of algebraic surfaces. He found that the concept of minimal models can be applied to threefolds as well if we allow some singularities on them.
The extension of Mori’s results to dimensions higher than three is called the Mori program and, as of 2006, is an active area of algebraic geometry.
He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1990 at the International Congress of Mathematicians.
He was visiting professor at Harvard University during 1977–1980, the Institute for Advanced Study in 1981–82, Columbia University 1985–87 and the University of Utah for periods during 1987–89 and again during 1991–92. He has been a professor at Kyoto University since 1990.
He has been elected president of the International Mathematical Union, becoming the first head of the group from East Asia.^{[1]}
Selected publications
 Mori, Shigefumi (1979). "Projective manifolds with ample tangent bundles". Ann. of Math. 110 (3): 593–606. JSTOR 1971241. MR 0554387. doi:10.2307/1971241.
 Mori, Shigefumi (1982). "Threefolds whose canonical bundles are not numerically effective". Ann. of Math. 116 (1): 133–176. JSTOR 2007050. MR 0662120. doi:10.2307/2007050.
 Mori, Shigefumi (1988). "Flip theorem and existence of minimal models for 3folds". J. Amer. Math. Soc. 1 (1): 117–253. JSTOR 1990969. MR 924704. doi:10.2307/1990969.
See also
References
 ^ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08/12/national/kyotouniversityprofessorelectedheadinternationalmathematicalunion/
 O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Shigefumi Mori", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
 Shigefumi Mori at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 Heisuke Hironaka, The work of Shigefumi Mori. Fields Medallists Lectures, Michael F. Atiyah (Editor), Daniel Iagolnitzer (Editor); World Scientific Publishing, 2007. ISBN 9810231172
External links
 1951 births
 Living people
 20thcentury Japanese mathematicians
 21stcentury Japanese mathematicians
 Fields Medalists
 Algebraic geometers
 People from Nagoya
 Kyoto University alumni
 Kyoto University faculty
 Nagoya University faculty
 Foreign Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences
 Institute for Advanced Study visiting scholars
 Persons of Cultural Merit