Michio Kuga

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Michio Kuga
Born 1928 (1928)
Died February 13, 1990(1990-02-13) (aged 61–62)
Nationality  Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions State University of New York at Stony Brook
Doctoral advisor Shokichi Iyanaga
Doctoral students Bruce Dodson
Stephen S. Kudla

Michio Kuga (道郎 久賀, 1928 - 13 February 1990) was a mathematician who received his Ph.D. from University of Tokyo in 1960.[1] His work helped lead to a proof of the Ramanujan conjecture which partly follows from the proof of the Weil conjectures by Deligne (1974).

In 1966, he introduced Kuga fiber varieties.[2]

One of his books, Galois' Dream: Group Theory and Differential Equations, is a series of lectures on group theory and differential equations for undergraduate students, considering such topics as covering spaces and Fuchsian differential equations from the point of view of Galois theory, though it does not treat classical Galois theory of polynomials and fields in depth.


  • Deligne, Pierre (1974), "La conjecture de Weil. I.", Publications Mathématiques de l'IHÉS, 43: 273–307, doi:10.1007/BF02684373, ISSN 1618-1913, MR 0340258


  1. ^ Michio Kuga on the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Kuga Fiber varieties over a symmetric space whose fibers are abelian varieties, Algebraic Groups and Discontinuous Subgroups (Proc. Sympos. Pure Math., Boulder, Colorado, 1965), American Mathematical Society, 1966, S. 338–346


Kuga, Michio. Galois' Dream: Group Theory and Differential Equations. translated by Susan Addington and Motohico Mulase, ISBN 978-0-8176-3688-3