March 29, 1969 |
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Doctoral advisor||Gerd Faltings|
|Known for||Proposed proof of abc conjecture|
|Notable awards||JSPS Prize, Japan Academy Medal|
Shinichi Mochizuki (望月 新一 Mochizuki Shinichi , born March 29, 1969) is a Japanese mathematician specializing in number theory. He works in arithmetic geometry, Hodge theory, and anabelian geometry, and he introduced p-adic Teichmüller theory, Hodge–Arakelov theory, Frobenioids, and inter-universal Teichmüller theory. He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 1998.
In August 2012, Mochizuki released what is claimed to be a proof of the abc conjecture; however, the claimed proof is very long and complex and is still being verified for correctness by other mathematicians.
When he was five years old, Shinichi Mochizuki and his family left Japan to live in New York City. Mochizuki attended Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated in 1985. He entered Princeton University as an undergraduate at age 16 and graduated salutatorian in 1988. He then received a Ph.D. under the supervision of Gerd Faltings at age 23. He joined the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kyoto University in 1992 and was promoted to professor in 2002.
In May 2013 Ted Nelson speculated that Mochizuki is the person behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, which was used by the designer and developer of Bitcoin. Later, an article was published in The Age newspaper, in which it was claimed that Mochizuki has denied these speculations.
- Mochizuki, Shinichi (1999), Foundations of p-adic Teichmüller theory, AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics 11, Providence, R.I.: American Mathematical Society, ISBN 978-0-8218-1190-0, MR1700772
- Mochizuki, Shinichi (1998), The intrinsic Hodge theory of p-adic hyperbolic curves, "Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol. II (Berlin, 1998)", Documenta Mathematica: 187–196, ISSN 1431-0635, MR1648069
- Mochizuki, Shinichi. "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 14 September 2012.
- "Proof claimed for deep connection between primes". Nature News. 10 September 2012.
- "International Congress of Mathemeticians 1998".
- Inter-universal Teichmüller theory IV: log-volume computations and set-theoretic foundations, Shinichi Mochizuki, August 2012
- Chen, Caroline (9 May 2013). "The Paradox of the Proof". Project Wordsworth.
- "Seniors address commencement crowd". Princeton Weekly Bulletin. 20 June 1988. p. 4.
- "I Think I Know Who Satoshi Is". YouTube TheTedNelson Channel. 18 May 2013.
- Shinichi Mochizuki at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Personal website
- A brief introduction to inter-universal geometry
- Inter-universal Teichmuller Theory IV: Log-volume Computations and Set-theoretic Foundations
- Philosophy behind Mochizuki’s work on the ABC conjecture on MathOverflow
- The Paradox of the Proof By Caroline Chen, accessed May 11, 2013
- Forbes: Ted Nelson Says That Bitcoin's Satoshi Nakamoto Is Shinichi Mochizuki