Dr. Masaki Kashiwara, the 2018 Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences, was selected as the recipient of the 42nd Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award (Distinguished Achievement) on January 5, 2024. Congratulations for the great honor!
Dr. Kashiwara is introduced on the Kyoto Prefecture website as follows: he established the theory of D-modules, which played a decisive role in the creation and development of algebraic analysis. He also succeeded in proving a higher-dimensional case of the Riemann-Hilbert conjecture, one of the longstanding issues in the mathematical world. For these achievements, he became the first Japanese to receive the Chern Medal Award, one of the highest honors in the mathematical world, and is highly regarded internationally.
Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award was founded in 1982 by Kyoto Prefecture to promote and develop culture in Kyoto by honoring individuals who have contributed to Kyoto culture.
The award ceremony is going to be held on February 6, 2024.
*The photo is of Dr. Kashiwara during an event at the 2018 Kyoto Prize.
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