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Michio Jimbo (神保 道夫?, born 1951) is a Japanese mathematician, currently a professor at the University of Tokyo. He is a grandson of the linguist Kaku Jimbo.

After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1974, he studied under Mikio Sato at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kyoto University. He has made important contributions to mathematical physics, including (independently with Vladimir Drinfel'd) the initial development of the study of quantum groups. In 1993 he won the Japan Academy Prize for this work.[1]


* The article was originally written as a partial translation of a corresponding article in Japanese Wikipedia.


1. ^ List of Japan Academy Prize recipients.


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