CMSA Math-Science Literature Lecture: Kunihiko Kodaira and complex manifolds

10/05/2020 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Yujiro Kawamata (University of Tokyo)

Title: Kunihiko Kodaira and complex manifolds

Abstract: Kodaira’s motivation was to generalize the theory of Riemann surfaces in Weyl’s book to higher dimensions.  After quickly recalling the chronology of Kodaira, I will review some of Kodaira’s works in three sections on topics of harmonic analysis, deformation theory and compact complex surfaces.  Each topic corresponds to a volume of Kodaira’s collected works in three volumes, of which I will cover only tiny parts.

Talk chair: Baohua Fu