Shigeru Mukai


Shigeru Mukai (向井 茂, Mukai Shigeru, born 1953) is a Japanese mathematician at Kyoto University specializing in algebraic geometry.

Shigeru Mukai
Alma materKyoto University (Ph.D., 1982)
Known forFourier-Mukai transform
  • MSJ Autumn Prize (1996)
    Chunichi Culture Award (中日文化賞) (2000)[1]
  • Osaka Prize (2003)
Scientific career
InstitutionsKyoto University
Nagoya University


He introduced the Fourier–Mukai transform in 1981 in a paper on abelian varieties, which also made up his doctoral thesis. His research since has included work on vector bundles on K3 surfaces, three-dimensional Fano varieties, moduli theory, and non-commutative Brill-Noether theory. He also found a new counterexample to Hilbert's 14th problem (the first counterexample was found by Nagata in 1959).


  • Mukai, Shigeru; Oxbury, W. M. (8 September 2003) [First published 1998], An Introduction to Invariants and Moduli, Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics, vol. 81, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-80906-1, MR 2004218
  • Mukai, Shigeru (5 December 2008), モジュライ理論(1) [Moduli Theory (1)], Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 978-400006057-8
  • Mukai, Shigeru (5 December 2008), モジュライ理論(2) [Moduli Theory (2)], Iwanami Shoten, ISBN 978-400006058-5
  • Mukai, Shigeru (1981). "Duality between   and   with its application to Picard sheaves". Nagoya Mathematical Journal. 81: 153–175. doi:10.1017/S002776300001922X. ISSN 0027-7630.


  1. ^ 第51回~第60回受賞者 [Award winners: 51st – 60th]. The Chunichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Japan. Retrieved 4 December 2012.

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