Person: Taniyama, Yutaka
Yutaka Taniyama was a Japanese mathematician best known for the TanayamaShimura conjecture, whose proof led to a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 It was intended to be Toyo Taniyama but most people read it as Yutaka, a more common form, and Taniyama eventually came to use Yutaka himself.
 His parents were Sahei, a medical doctor, and Kaku Taniyama.
 His meeting with André Weil at this symposium was to have a major influence on Taniyama's work.
 Other than these two papers the only other paper Taniyama published was Distribution of positive 0cycles in absolute classes of an algebraic variety with finite constant field (1958).
 Although they planned an English version, they lost enthusiasm and never found the time to write it before Taniyama's death.
 One might reasonably ask what Taniyama's interests were other than mathematics.
Born 12 November 1927, Kisai (north of Tokyo), Japan. Died 17 November 1958, Tokyo, Japan.
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