KAWAHIGASHI Yasuyuki
Title

Professor 
Field  Operator Algebras 
Research interests

Algebraic Quantum Field Theory 
Current research

I study conformal field theory from the operator algebraic viewpoint. Rather than using Wightman fields, we deal with a net of operator algebras generated by local observables. Such an approach is called an algebraic quantum field theory. The representation theoretic aspects based on the Jones theory of subfactors are mainly focused, and I have close connections to theories of vertex operator algebras and quantum invariants in 3dimensional topology. 
Selected publications


Books

(with D. E. Evans) "Quantum Symmetries on Operator Algebras" Oxford University Press (1998). 
Memberships

The Mathematical Society of Japan, American Mathematical Society, International Association of Mathematical Physics 
Awards

Operator Algebra Prize (2000), The Spring Prize of the Mathematical Society of Japan (2002). 
Activities

Editors of the following journals: Commun. Math. Phys., Intenat. J. Math., Japan. J. Math., J. Math. Phys. , J. Math. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Rev. Math. Phys. 