Person: Atiyah, Michael Francis


Michael Atiyah worked in Topology and Geometry and was best known for his work on K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1966. He retired from the mastership of Trinity College Cambridge to live in Scotland.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 22 April 1929, London, England. Died 11 January 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Prize Abel, Prize Fields Medal, Origin England, Topology

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive