# Kenji Fukaya

**Kenji Fukaya** (Japanese: 深谷賢治, *Fukaya Kenji*, born March 12, 1959, in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese mathematician known for his work in symplectic geometry and Riemannian geometry.^{[1]} His many fundamental contributions to mathematics include the discovery of the Fukaya category. He is a permanent faculty member at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and a professor of mathematics at Stony Brook University.

## Biography

Fukaya was both an undergraduate and a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Tokyo, receiving his BA in 1981, and his PhD in 1986. In 1987, he joined the University of Tokyo faculty as an Associate Professor. He then moved to Kyoto University as a full professor in 1994. In 2013, he then moved to the United States in order to join the faculty of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook.

The Fukaya category, meaning the category of whose objects are Lagrangian submanifolds of a given symplectic manifold, is named after him, and is intimately related to Floer homology. Other contributions to symplectic geometry include his proof, with Kaoru Ono, of a weak version of the Arnold conjecture. His many other mathematical contributions include important theorems in Riemannian geometry and work on physics-related topics such as gauge theory and mirror symmetry.

Fukaya was awarded the Japanese Mathematical Society's Geometry Prize in 1989 and Spring Prize in 1990 and 1994. He also received the Inoue Prize in 2002, the Japan Academy Award in 2003, the Asahi Prize in 2009, and the Fujiwara Prize in 2012. He has served on the governing board of the Japanese Mathematical Society and on the Mathematical Committee of the Science Council of Japan.

Fukaya was an invited speaker at the 1990 International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto, where he gave a talk entitled, *Collapsing Riemannian Manifolds and its Applications.*

## Selected Publications

*Collapsing Riemannian Manifolds and Eigenvalues of Laplace-Operators*, Inventiones Mathematicae 87, 1987, pp. 517–557- with T. Yamaguchi
*The fundamental group of almost non negatively curved manifolds*, Annals of Mathematics 136, 1992, pp. 253 – 333 - with Mikhail Gromov, Jeff Cheeger
*Nilpotent structures and invariant metrics on collapsed manifolds*, Journal of American Mathematical Society 5, 1992, pp. 327 – 372 - with Kaoru Ono
*Arnold conjecture and Gromov-Witten invariant*, Topology, 38, 1999, pp. 933–1048 - with Y. Oh, H. Ohta, K. Ono
*Lagrangian intersection Floer theory- anomaly and obstruction*, 2007 *Morse homotopy, -Category, and Floer homologies*, in H. J. Kim (editor)*Proceedings of Workshop on Geometry and Topology*, Seoul National University, 1994, pp. 1 – 102*Floer homology and mirror symmetry. II. Minimal surfaces, geometric analysis and symplectic geometry*, Adv. Stud. Pure Math. 34, Math. Soc. Japan, Tokyo, 2002, pp. 31–127*Multivalued Morse theory, asymptotic analysis and mirror symmetry*in*Graphs and patterns in mathematics and theoretical physics*, Proc. Sympos.Pure Math. 73, American Mathematical Society, 2005, pp. 205–278- Editor:
*Topology, Geometry and Field Theory*, World Scientific 1994 - Editor:
*Symplectic geometry and mirror symmetry*(Korea Institute for Advanced Study conference, Seoul 2000), World Scientific 2001 *Gauge Theory and Topology*(in Japanese), Springer Verlag, Tokyo 1995*Symplectic Geometry*(in Japanese), Iwanami Shoten 1999

## References

- ↑ "Kenji Fukaya | SCGP". Scgp.stonybrook.edu. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-10-14.