Sir Michael Atiyah
Michael Atiyah in 2007
Michael Francis Atiyah
22 April 1929
Hampstead, London, England
|Died||11 January 2019(aged 89)|
|Known for||Atiyah–Singer index theorem|
Atiyah–Segal completion theorem
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, PhD)|
|Thesis||Some Applications of Topological Methods in Algebraic Geometry (1955)|
|Doctoral advisor||W. V. D. Hodge|
|Other notable students||Edward Witten|
Sir Michael Francis Atiyah OM FRS FRSE FMedSci FREng (//; 22 April 1929 – 11 January 2019) was an English mathematician specialising in geometry. He won the Fields Medal in 1966 and the Abel Prize in 2004.
He was president of the Royal Society (1990–1995), master of Trinity College, Cambridge (1990–1997), chancellor of the University of Leicester (1995–2005), and president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2005–2008). From 1997 until his death, he was an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Atiyah died on 11 January 2019 at the age of 89.
References[change | change source]
- Hitchin, Nigel J. (1972). "Differentiable manifolds : the space of harmonic spinors". bodleian.ox.ac.uk. University of Oxford. OCLC 500473357. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.459281.
- "List of Fellows".
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Michael Atiyah", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- "Atiyah's CV" (PDF).
- A tribute to former President of the Royal Society Sir Michael Atiyah OM FRS (1929 - 2019)
Other websites[change | change source]
- Michael Atiyah tells his life story at Web of Stories
- The celebrations of Michael Atiyah's 80th birthday in Edinburgh, 20-24 April 2009
- Mathematical descendants of Michael Atiyah