Goro Shimura is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Princeton University. In 1996, he received the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society. He is the author of Elementary Dirichlet Series and Modular Forms (Springer 2007), Arithmeticity in the Theory of Automorphic Forms (AMS 2000), and Introduction to the Arithmetic Theory of Automorphic Functions (Princeton University Press 1971).
- Verlag: Springer, Berlin
- Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
- Seitenzahl: 220
- Erscheinungstermin: 29. Oktober 2010
- Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 12mm
- Gewicht: 342g
- ISBN-13: 9781441927248
- ISBN-10: 1441927247
- Artikelnr.: 32220158
Childhood.- As a Student.- As a Mathematician.- A Long Epilogue.
"This volume is an exciting autobiography of Goro Shimura ... . The author relates not only his life and his significant mathematical achievements but also many aspects outside mathematics. The book is organized into four chapters ... and an appendix. ... The volume contains many personal feelings of the author towards the reaction of the mathematical community with respect to his work. ... This book is certainly exciting for any reader interested in mathematics or Japanese civilization." (Doru Stefanescu, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 i)
"Goro Shimura, who was born in 1930, is famous for his work in algebraic geometry and number theory, extending over several decades. ... the book gives an unusual insight into the mind of a famous contemporary mathematician and can be read with interest and, mostly, pleasure." (Peter J. Giblin, The Mathematical Gazette, Vol. 94 (531), November, 2010)