Takurō Mochizuki

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Takurō Mochizuki

Takurō Mochizuki (望月 拓郎, born 28 August 1972) is a Japanese mathematician at Kyoto University.


As a student at the University of Kyoto in 1994, Mochizuki left his undergraduate studies early to become a graduate student in mathematics at the same university. He completed his Ph.D. in 1999, and joined the faculty of Osaka City University, returning to Kyoto in 2004.[1]

Takurō Mochizuki in Oberwolfach, Germany on 2015

He was awarded the Japan Academy Prize in 2011 for his research on D-modules in algebraic analysis.[1][2] In 2014 he was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians.[3]

Mochizuki was awarded the 2022 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics for his work on "the theory of bundles with flat connections over algebraic varieties".[4]


  1. ^ a b Professor Emeritus Masahiro Shogaito and Associate Professor Takuro Mochizuki of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences Receive the Japan Academy Prize, Kyoto University, April 12, 2011, retrieved 2015-08-01.
  2. ^ Japan Academy Prize to: Takuro Mochizuki (PDF), Japan Academy, retrieved 2015-08-01.
  3. ^ "Schedule of Plenary Lectures", Seoul ICM 2014, archived from the original on 2015-07-16, retrieved 2015-08-01.
  4. ^ "Winners of the 2022 Breakthrough Prizes in life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics announced". Retrieved 9 September 2020.

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