The 1989 Kyoto Prize Workshops
Mathematical Sciences（including Pure Mathematics）
11 /12 Sun
13:00 - 17:15
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Izrail Moiseevich Gelfand
One of the highest authorities in modern mathematical sciences. Through his pioneering and monumental work in mathematical sciences, especially in functional analysis-which has experienced tremendous development this century and not only affected other areas of mathematics but has also provided indispensable mathematical tools for the physics of elementary particles and quantum mechanics-he has brought up and inspired many prominent mathematicians in the course of his creative career. He has provided key ideas and deep insights to the whole of mathematical sciences and made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field.