It is with deep sadness that Columbia Mathematics Department has learned of the passing of Masatake Kuranishi, who was a member of the Department for over forty years. His work in partial differential equations, deformation of complex structure and embeddings of CR manifolds has had a lasting impact. We will especially miss him for his kindness and his generosity in sharing his ideas with his colleagues and students.
The Department is planning on holding a memorial conference in his honor and will post further details when they are available.
Photo credit: C. J. Mozzochi, Ph.D.