Michael Francis Atiyah

1929 -

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Michael Atiyah studied at Cambridge and became a Fellow of Trinity College there. He held professorships at Princeton and Oxford and became Master of Trinity College Cambridge. He works in Topology and Geometry and is best known for his work on K-theory and the Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1966. He became an honorary member of the EMS in 1979.
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Honours awarded to Michael Atiyah
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BMC morning speaker1957, 1962
LMS Berwick Prize winner1961
Fellow of the Royal Society1962
Savilian Geometry Professor1963
Speaker at International Congress1966
Fields Medal1966
Royal Society Royal Medal1968
BMC plenary speaker1973, 2000
AMS Colloquium Lecturer1973
LMS President1974 - 1976
Royal Society Bakerian lecturer1975
Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society1979
LMS De Morgan Medal1980
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1985
Royal Society Copley Medal1988
President of the Royal Society1990-1995
AMS Gibbs Lecturer1991
Hedrick lecturer1993
Abel Prize2004


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Atiyah's 80th birthday
  3. Abel Prize Committee (The Atiyah-Singer Index theorem --pdf)
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project
  2. Google books

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