## Michael Francis Atiyah
## 1929 - | Click the picture above |

Michael Atiyah 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 retired from the mastership of Trinity College Cambridge to live in Scotland.

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**Additional Material in MacTutor**

- Reviews of Michael Atiyah's books
- Sir Michael Atiyah - His students
- Extracts from Michael Atiyah's popular papers

Honours awarded to Michael Atiyah(Click below for those honoured in this way) | |

LMS Berwick Prize winner | 1961 |

BMC morning speaker | 1957, 1962 |

Fellow of the Royal Society | 1962 |

Savilian Geometry Professor | 1963 |

Speaker at International Congress | 1966 |

Fields Medal | 1966 |

Royal Society Royal Medal | 1968 |

AMS Colloquium Lecturer | 1973 |

Royal Society Bakerian lecturer | 1975 |

LMS President | 1974 - 1976 |

Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Maths Society | 1979 |

LMS De Morgan Medal | 1980 |

Bowen Lecturer | 1983-84 |

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh | 1985 |

Royal Society Copley Medal | 1988 |

AMS Gibbs Lecturer | 1991 |

Hedrick lecturer | 1993 |

President of the Royal Society | 1990-1995 |

Chern Visiting Professor | 1996 |

BMC plenary speaker | 1973, 2000 |

Abel Prize | 2004 |

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

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