is a Japanese mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970 for his contributions to algebraic geometry. ==Career== Hironaka entered Kyoto University in 1949.

in 1960 from Harvard while under the direction of Oscar Zariski. Hironaka held teaching positions at Brandeis University from 1960-1963, Columbia University in 1964, and Kyoto University from 1975 to 1988.

in 1960 from Harvard while under the direction of Oscar Zariski. Hironaka held teaching positions at Brandeis University from 1960-1963, Columbia University in 1964, and Kyoto University from 1975 to 1988.

He was a professor of mathematics at Harvard University from 1968 until becoming emeritus in 1992 and was a president of Yamaguchi University from 1996 to 2002. ==Research== In 1964, Hironaka proved that singularities of algebraic varieties admit resolutions in characteristic zero.

He was a professor of mathematics at Harvard University from 1968 until becoming emeritus in 1992 and was a president of Yamaguchi University from 1996 to 2002. ==Research== In 1964, Hironaka proved that singularities of algebraic varieties admit resolutions in characteristic zero.

is a Japanese mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970 for his contributions to algebraic geometry. ==Career== Hironaka entered Kyoto University in 1949.

In 2017 he posted to his personal webpage a manuscript that claims to prove the existence of a resolution of singularities in positive characteristic. ==Awards== Hironaka was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970. ==Personal life== Hironaka has been active in raising funds for causes such as mathematical education.

in 1960 from Harvard while under the direction of Oscar Zariski. Hironaka held teaching positions at Brandeis University from 1960-1963, Columbia University in 1964, and Kyoto University from 1975 to 1988.

He was a professor of mathematics at Harvard University from 1968 until becoming emeritus in 1992 and was a president of Yamaguchi University from 1996 to 2002. ==Research== In 1964, Hironaka proved that singularities of algebraic varieties admit resolutions in characteristic zero.

In 2017 he posted to his personal webpage a manuscript that claims to prove the existence of a resolution of singularities in positive characteristic. ==Awards== Hironaka was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970. ==Personal life== Hironaka has been active in raising funds for causes such as mathematical education.

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