In 1976, Mr. Taniguchi contributed a huge amount of his personal funds to the extant Taniguchi Foundation, and initiated the new Foundation which promotes and sponsors small-scale international symposia in various fields of sciences. While his main desire had been to raise the level of scientific thought and research in Japan, at the same time Mr. Taniguchi dreamed of providing a forum where promising young scholars the world over could gather informally to exchange their thoughts, thereby contributing to mutual understanding, peace, and the future development of mankind.
The fourth Taniguchi international symposium held in 1977 is the first symposium sponsored by the new Taniguchi Foundation and was organized in accordance with Mr. Taniguchi's original concept. The Mathematics Divisions were headed by Prof. Yasuo Akizuki, an old friend of Mr. Taniguchi, until his death in 1984 and then have been coordinated by Prof. Kiyosi Ito and myself. The forty-one symposia listed below were held, and more than three hundred foreign mathematicians were invited to these Taniguchi Symposia.
The Taniguchi Foundation will cease to exist in 1999, an event that has been scheduled since its beginning. Mr. Taniguchi declared, "I would spend even the fundamental funds for the Foundation to continue its real activity. When all the money has been used up, the Foundation shall to exist."
Reference : S. Murakami "Mr. Toyosaburo Taniguchi and the Taniguchi Foundation", S. Kojima et al.(ed.) "Proceedings of the 37th Taniguchi Symposium on Topology and Teichmüler spaces held in Finland, July 1995", Singapore, World Scientific, 1996, pp 1-4.
(N.B. "n(m) participants indicates n participants including m foreign participants".)
Proceedings: N. Iwahori (ed.) "Finite groups". Tokyo, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1976. 187p.
Proceedings: S. Iyanaga (ed.) "Algebraic number theory". Tokyo, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1977. 303p.
Proceedings: M. Nagata (ed.) "Proceedings of the international symposium on algebraic geometry". Tokyo, Kinokuniya, 1978. 737p.
Followed by a conference "Geometric theory of several complex variables" at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept.7-9, 1978, organized by S. Nakano and H. Fujimoto.
Proceedings: "Open problems in geometric function theory", edited by the organizers. 22p.
Followed by a conference "Global analysis and geometry", at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept.10-12, 1979, organized by H. Omori.
Proceedings: "Non-linear problems in geometry", edited by the organizers. 23p.
Followed by a conference "Complex analysis of singularities", at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept. 10-12, 1980, organized by K. Aomoto.
Proceedings: "Open problems in the theory of singularities", edited by the organizers. 23p.
Followed by a conference "Markov processes and analysis", at RIMS, Kyoto University, August 27-29, 1981, organized by H. Kunita.
Proceedings: M. Fukushima (ed.) "Functional analysis in Markov processes" (Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. 923). Berlin, Springer, 1982. 307p.
Followed by a conference "Commutative algebra", at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept.10-12, 1981, organized by T. Oda.
Proceedings: "Conference on commutative algebra", edited by H.Matsumura, Dept. of Math., Nagoya Univ. 72p.
Followed by a conference "Stochastic analysis and its applications" at RIMS, Kyoto University, July 8-10, 1982, organized by N. Ikeda.
Proceedings: K. Ito (ed.) "Stochastic analysis". Tokyo, Kinokuniya, 1984. (North-Holland mathematical library, vol. 32). 488p.
Followed by a conference "Algebraic geometry", at the International Conference Center Kobe, July 15-17, 1982, organized by M. Nagata.
Proceedings: K. Ueno (ed.) "Classification of algebraic and analytic manifolds". (Progress in mathematics, vol. 39). Boston, Birkhauser, 1983. 630p.
Followed by a conference "Algebraic groups and related topics", at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept. 5-7, 1983, organized by E. Abe.
Proceedings: "Open problems in algebraic groups", edited by the organizers. 20p., and R. Hotta (ed.) "Algebraic groups and related topics" (Advanced Studies in Pure mathematics, vol. 6). Tokyo, Kinokuniya, 1985. 543p.
Proceeded by a conference "Automorphic functions and number theory" at Tokyo University August 31- Sept. 2, 1983, organized by Y. Ihara, H. Shimizu and Y. Morita.
Proceedings: I. Satake and Y. Morita (ed.) "Automorphic forms of several variables" (Progress in Mathematics, vol. 46). Boston, Birkhauser, 1984. 383p.
Followed by a conference "Hyperbolic equations and related topics", at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept. 3-5, 1984, organized by S .Mizohata.
Proceedings: M. Ikawa, S. Mizohata and Y. Ohya (ed.) "Hyperbolic equations and related topics". Tokyo, Kinokuniya, 1986. 423p.
Followed by a conference "Topics in non-linear analysis", at RIMS, Kyoto University, August 3- Sept. 1, 1984, organized by T. Kotake.
Proceedings: "Open problems in structure theory of non-linear integrable differential and difference systems", edited by the organizers. 44p.
Followed by a conference "Probabilistic methods in mathematical physics", at RIMS, Kyoto University, June 27-29, 1985, organized by Y. Takahashi.
Proceedings: N. Ikeda and K. Ito (ed.) "Probabilistic methods in mathematical physics". Tokyo, Kinokuniya, 1987. 44lp.
Followed by a conference "Problems in Riemannian geometry in the large", at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept. 2-4, 1985, organized by S. Murakami.
Proceedings: T. Sakai, K. Shiohama and T. Sunada (ed.) "Curvature and topology of Riemannian manifolds" (Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. 1201). Berlin, Springer, 1986. 336p.
Followed by a conference "Analysis on homogeneous spaces and representations of Lie groups", at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept. 1-3 and at Hiroshima Univ., Sept. 5-7, 1986, organized by T. Oshima and K. Okamoto.
Proceedings: "Open problems in representation theory of Lie groups", edited by the organizers, 65p.
Followed by a conference "Algebraic number theory", at RIMS, Kyoto University, June 30-July 3, 1986, organized by G. Fujisaki.
Proceedings: "Proceedings of the international conference on class numbers and fundamental units of algebraic number fields", edited by the organizers. 250p.
Followed by a conference "Complex analytic theory of differential equations", at RIMS, Kyoto University, August 24-27, 1987, organized by T. Kimura.
Followed by a conference "Analysis on manifolds", at RIMS, Kyoto University, August 31-September 2, 1987, organized by S. Murakami.
Proceedings: T. Sunada (ed.) "Geometry and analysis on manifolds" (Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. 1339), Springer, 1988, 27p.
Proceeded by a conference "Integrable models in field theory and statistical mechanics", at RIMS, Kyoto University, October 17-21, 1988, organized by T. Miwa.
Proceedings: M. Jimbo, T. Miwa and A. Tsuchiya(ed.) "Integrable systems in quantum field theory and statistical mechanics" (Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics No. 19). Tokyo, Kinokuniya, 1989. 682p.
Followed by a conference "Recent topics on algebraic varieties", at RIMS, Kyoto University, August 29-31, 1988, organized by M. Miyanishi.
Proceedings: "Birational geometry of algebraic varieties , open problems", edited by the organizers.
Followed by a conference "Non-linear partial differential equations and their applications", at RIMS, Kyoto University, August 30- September 2, 1989, organized by T. Nishida.
Proceedings: M. Mimura and T. Nishida (ed.) "Non-linear PDE's with application to patterns, waves and interfaces", Tokyo, KTK Scientific Publishers, 1992. 356p.
Followed by a conference "Advances and prospects in complex geometry", at RIMS, Kyoto University, August 7-9, 1989, organized by J. Noguchi.
Proceedings: J. Noguchi(ed.) "Prospects in complex geometry" (Lecture Notes in Mathematics, vol. 1468). Springer, 1990. 421p. 25cm.
Followed by a conference "Asymptotic problems in probability theory", at RIMS, Kyoto University, September 6-8, 1990, organized by S. Kusuoka.
Proceedings: K.D.Elworthy and N. Ikeda (ed.) "Asymptotic problems in probability theory; 1. Stochastic models and diffusions on fractals, 2. Wiener functionals and asymptotics" (Pitman Research Notes in Mathematics Series, vol. 283 & 284), Longman & Scientific and Technical, 1993. 288p. and 244p.
All participants are invited later to the Conference "OSAKA international conference on complex geometry and related topics" held in commemoration of 50th anniversary of Osaka University, December 13-18, 1990, organized by G. Komatsu, Y. Sakane and S. Murakami, and sponsored by Osaka University and the Taniguchi Foundation.
Proceedings: T. Mabuchi and S. Mukai (ed.) "Einstein metrics and Yang-Mills connections" (Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics Series vol. 145). Marcel Dekker, 1993. 240p.
Followed by a conference "Special differential equations" at RIMS, Kyoto University, Sept. 1-5 , 1991, organized by M. Yoshida.
Proceedings: M. Yoshida (ed.) "Special differential equations, Proceedings of the Taniguchi workshop 1991". Department of Mathematics , Kyushu University. 1991. 181p.
Followed by a conference "Arithemetical algebraic geometry", at Tokyo University, March 23-25, 1992, organized by Y. Miyaoka and K. Kato.
Proceedings: "Arithmetical algebraic geometry", edited by the organizers.
Followed by a conference "Spectral and Scattering theory", at RIMS, Kyoto University, November 24-26, 1992, organized by M. Ikawa.
Proceedings: M. Ikawa (ed.) "Spectral and scattering theory, Proceedings of the Taniguchi international workshop" (Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics vol. 161), New York, Marcel Dekker, 1994, 331p.
Followed by a conference "3-4 dimensional topology and field theory", at RIMS, Kyoto University, January 12-14, organized by K. Fukaya.
Proceedings: K. Fukaya, M. Furuta, T. Kohno and D. Kotschick (ed.) "Topology, geometry and field Theory", Singapore, World Scientific, 1994, 225p.
Followed by a conference "Operator algebras", at RIMS, Kyoto University, July 12-14, 1993, organized by H. Araki.
Proceedings: H. Araki, K. Kawahigashi and H. Kosaki (ed.) "Subfactors-Proceedings of the Taniguchi symposium on operator algebras", Singapore, World Scientific, 1994, 393p.
All participants are invited later to the Conference "Symplectic geometry and its applications" held at Yokohama, July 21-24, 1993, organized by its organizing committee (Chairman Y. Maeda) and sponsored by Keio University and the Taniguchi Foundation.
Proceedings: Y. Maeda, H. Omori and A. Weinstein (ed.) "Symplectic geometry and quantization" (Contemporary Mathematics vol. 179), Providence, AMS, 1994, 285p.
Followed by a conference "Taniguchi symposium", Mathematical Institute, University of Warwick, September 28-29, organized by D. Elworthy, S. Kusuoka and I. Shigekawa
Proceedings: K. D. E. Elworthy, S. Kusuoka and I. Shigekawa (ed.) "New Trends in stochastic analysis", Singapore, World Scientific, 1997, 429p.
Followed by a conference "Moduli of vector bundles", at RIMS, Kyoto University, December 19-22, 1994, organized by M. Maruyama.
Proceedings: M. Maruyama (ed.) "Moduli of vector bundles", (Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics vol. 179), New York, Marcel Dekker, 1996, 336p.
Followed by a conference "Algebraic analysis", at RIMS, Kyoto University, July 3-7. Organizer: M. Morimoto.
Proceedings: M. Morimoto and T. Kawai (ed.) "Structure of solutions of differential equations", Singapore, World Scientific, 1996, 511p.
Followed by a conference "The Nevanlinna Colloquim", University of Joensuu, Finland, August 1-5, 1995.
Proceedings: S. Kojima, Y. Matsumoto, K. Saito and M. Seppälä (ed.) "Topology and Teichmüllar spaces", Singapore, World Scientific, 1996, 293p.
Followed by a conference "Topological Field theory and related topics", at RIMS, Kyoto University, December 16-19, 1996, organized by K. Saito.
Proceedings: (to be published from Birkhauser)
Followed by a conference "Analytic number theory" at RIMS, Kyoto University, May 20-24, 1996, organized by Y. Motohashi, R. Murata and N. Hirata.
Proceedings: Y. Motohashi (ed.) "Analytic number theory", (London Math. Soc., Lecture Notes Series vol. 247), Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1997, 382p.
Followed by a conference "Analysis and geometry in several complex variables", at RIMS, Kyoto University, June 30-July 3, 1997, organized by G. Komatsu.
Proceedings: (to be published.)
Followed by a conference "Integrable systems and algebraic geometry", at RIMS, Kyoto University, July 7-11, 1997, organized by M. Saito.
Proceedings: M. H. Saito, Y. Shimizu and K. Ueno (ed.) "Integrable systems and algebraic geometry", World Scientific, 1998, 400p.
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