Japanese People Famous Mathematicians from Japan

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List of notable or famous mathematicians from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Japan and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Japan is included when available.

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This historic mathematicians from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Japan?" These prominent mathematicians of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese mathematicians.

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Yasuaki Aida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Japan
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Yasuaki Aida

Aida Yasuaki also known as Aida Ammei, was a Japanese mathematician in the Edo period. He made significant contributions to the fields of number theory and geometry, and furthered methods for simplifying continued fractions. Aida created an original symbol for "equal". This was the first appearance of the notation for equal in East Asia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 70 (1747-1817)

Birthplace: Yamagata, Japan

Daihachiro Sato is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Japan
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Daihachiro Sato was a Japanese mathematician who was awarded the Lester R. Ford Award in 1976 for his work in number theory, specifically on his work in the Diophantine representation of prime numbers. His doctoral supervisor at the University of California, Los Angeles was Ernst G. Straus. It is due to this extensive collaboration with Straus that Sato has an Erdős number as well as an Einstein number of 2. Sato was an only child born in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan on June 1, 1932. While still attending high school, Sato published his first mathematics research paper, which led to his acceptance at the Tokyo University of Education. There, Sato earned a B.S. in theoretical physics, a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1932-2008)

Birthplace: Fujinomiya, Japan

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Gorō Azumaya was a Japanese mathematician who introduced the notion of Azumaya algebra in 1951. His advisor was Shokichi Iyanaga. At the time of his death he was an emeritus professor at Indiana University. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 90 (1920-2010)

Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan

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Goro Shimura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Japan
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Goro Shimura is a Japanese mathematician, and currently a professor emeritus of mathematics at Princeton University. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 88

Birthplace: Hamamatsu, Japan

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