Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1985
Affiliation at the time of the award:
The Japan Academy, Japan
“for his outstanding contributions to the study of complex manifolds and algebraic varieties”.
Professor Kunihikio Kodaira made a profound study of harmonic integrals with incisive, important applications to algebraic and complex geometry. These include the projective imbedding theorem, deformations of complex structures (with D. C. Spencer), and the classification of complex analytic surfaces. His work has greatly influenced and inspired researchers in these subjects throughout the world.