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Keita Kunikawa

Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science Group

Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University

Introduction

Research Interests: Geometric analysis and Differential geometry (especially, mean curvature flow, minimal submanifolds, etc.).
In my Ph.D course (advisor: Prof. Reiko Miyaoka), my interest was in non existence results like Bernstein theorem for minimal graphs or Liouville theorem for harmonic functions. Therefore I studied Bernstein type result for translating solitons of mean curvature flow in arbitrary codimension. On the other hand, I also find the way to construct translating solitons in arbitary codimension. Furthermore I characterize translating solitons with some curvature condition. Now I an still interested in mean curvature flow and related topics. In the future, I want to try the classification of eternal solutions and the study of global behavior of mean curvature flow in higher codimension.

Current situation: I am an Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science Group at AIMR, Tohoku University since July, 2016.

Experience:
● I took a long stay at TU Berin (Host: Prof. Ulrich Pinkall) from September 2013 to August 2014 by COLABS program of Tohoku University.

● I stayed at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Host: Prof. Jürgen Jost) from October 2016 to June 2017.

Employment

July 2017 - Current: Assistant Professor of Mathematical Science Group at AIMR, Tohoku University.

April 2016 - June 2017: JSPS research fellow PD (Host: Prof. Ryoichi Kobayashi, Graduate School of Mathematics).

October 2015 - January 2016: IHI corporation.

April 2015 - September 2015: JSPS research fellow DC2.

Education

Doctor of Science (mathematics), Tohoku University, September 2015
Advisor: Prof. Reiko Miyaoka
Thesis title: Translating Solitons of the Mean Curvature Flow in Arbitrary Codimension

Master of Science (mathematics), Tohoku University, March 2013
Advisor: Prof. Reiko Miyaoka
Thesis title: On the Space of Surfaces with Given Principal Curvatures

Bachelor of Science (mathematics), Tohoku University, March 2011
 

Awards

March 2016: Kawai prize for dissertation.

March 2016: Aoba Science Shinko-kai prize at Tohoku University.