Title of Presentation
“Joy and motivation of research in mathematics”
What is the charm of mathematics that attracts mathematicians? This is probably the question ordinary people have about mathematicians. Though people are not familiar with the objects of research in mathematics, they can still share the feeling mathematicians have toward them. There are common points in attitudes of researchers in other disciplines or even artists. A change of idea often brings a totally new view of a problem and sometime leads to the solution, which is a true joy of doing mathematics. In this talk, I will review my research life and explain about the joy and motivation of research in mathematics.
Profile
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 http://www.kurims.kyotou.ac.jp/en/list/MORI,%20Shigefumi
 A brief Biography

Education: 1973 B.A., Kyoto University, Japan 1975 M.A., Kyoto University, Japan 1978 Dr. Sci., Kyoto University, Japan Positions: 1975 Assistant, Kyoto University 1977 – 1980 Assistant Professor, Harvard University 1980 Lecturer, Nagoya University 1981 – 1982 Visiting Member, I.A.S., Princeton 1982 Associate Professor, Nagoya University 1985 – 1987 Visiting Professor, Columbia University 1988 Professor, Nagoya University 1990 – 2016 Professor, RIMS, Kyoto University 1991 – 1992 Visiting Professor, University of Utah 2011 – 2014 Director, RIMS, Kyoto University 2016 – Distinguished Professor, DirectorGeneral, The Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study  Details of selected Awards and Honors

1983 Iyanaga Prize, the Mathematical Society of Japan 1984 Chunichi Cultural Prize 1989 Inoue Prize for Science 1990 Frank Nelson Cole Prize, American Mathematical Society Japan Academy Prize (with S. Iitaka and Y. Kawamata) Fields Prize, ICM at Kyoto, Japan Person of Cultural Merits, Japanese Government 1992 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1999 Member, the Japan Academy 2004 Fujihara Award  A list of selected Publications

Projective manifolds with ample tangent bundles, Ann. Math. 110(1979) 593–606.
Threefolds whose canonical bundles are not numerically effective, Ann. Math. 116 (1982) 133–176.
(with S. Mukai) Classification of Fano 3folds with B2 ≥ 2, Manuscripta Math. 36 (1981) 147–162; Erratum 110 (2003) 407.
On 3dimensional terminal singularities, Nagoya Math. J. 98 (1985) 43–66.
(with Y. Miyaoka) A numerical criterion of uniruledness, Ann. of Math. 124 (1986) 65–69.
Flip theorem and the existence of minimal models for 3folds, Journal of the AMS 1 (1988) 117–253.
(with J. Koll ́ar and Y. Miyaoka) Rationally connected varieties, Journal of Alg. Geom. 1 (1992) 429–448.
(with S. Keel) Quotients by groupoids, Ann. of Math. 145 (1997) 193–213.
(with O. Fujino) A canonical bundle formula, J. Diff. Geom. 56(2000) 167–188.
(with Y. Prokhorov) On Qconic bundles, Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci., 44 (2008) 315–369.