T^2 grew up as a painter in Japan, became a classical philologist in France,

learnt basic mathematics from Russian collections of problems (сборники задач), then

was taught topology by W. Browder

physics of fluids by 今井功

dynamical systems by A. Chenciner, inter alia.

He has lived in 6 countries so far.

Ph.D. Princeton (1996)

Stephan & Thomas Körner Fellow

and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2004–)

Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard (2013–14)

Halmos-Ford Award of the Mathematical Association of America (2014)

Poincaré Professorship at Stanford (2015–16)

Blok Award and Lectureship of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2016)