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Centenarian publishes article in Springerís Japanese Journal of Mathematics


Contribution mentioned in Japanís most popular newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun

Tokyo, 5 May 2006, Shokichi Iyanaga, a one-hundred-year-old mathematician, continues to publish in the Springer journal Japanese Journal of Mathematics. His most recent article, which explains the contributions of Claude Chevalley to class field theory, was published in the April 2006 issue. Iyanaga, born April 2, 1906, in Tokyo, published his first article in the Japanese Journal of Mathematics in 1928. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Tokyo and a member of the Japan Academy of Sciences. Among the awards he has received are the Rising Sun from Japan in 1976 and the Order of Legion díHonneur from France in 1980. His international career spans countries on three continents.

The story about the publication of the article by the centenarian was reported in Japanís largest and most influential newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, which has a circulation of over ten million. The Japanese Journal of Mathematics, aimed at a wide range of mathematicians, has been published since 1924.


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