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