|Died||October 14, 1986 84)(aged|
|Alma mater||Imperial University of Tokyo|
|Known for||Group theory in quantum mechanics|
|Awards|| Japan Academy Prize |
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star
|Institutions|| Imperial University of Tokyo |
Tokyo Higher School
University of Tokyo
|Doctoral advisor||Kwan-ichi Terazawa|
|Doctoral students||Hironari Miyazawa|
|Other notable students||Masatoshi Koshiba|
|Influences|| Richard Courant |
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