Michael Atiyah AKA Michael Francis Atiyah Born: 22Apr1929 Birthplace: London, England
Gender: Male Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Mathematician Nationality: England Executive summary: AtiyahSinger index theorem Military service: Royal Army (194749) British geometer Michael Atiyah is known for his work in advanced algebra and topology, including the theory of complex manifolds, superstring theory in mathematical physics, and YangMills equations and gauge theory. In collaboration with American mathematician Isadore Singer, he developed the AtiyahSinger index theorem, which concerns the existence and singularity of solutions to linear partial differential equations of elliptic type.
Father: Edward Atiyah Mother: Jean Atiyah Wife: Lily Brown Atiyah (m. 1955)
High School: Victoria College, Cairo, Egypt (attended) High School: Victoria College, Alexandria, Egypt (attended) High School: Manchester Grammar School, Manchester, England University: BA, Cambridge University University: MA, Cambridge University University: PhD, Cambridge University (1955) Teacher: Geometry, Cambridge University (195661) Professor: Geometry, Oxford University (196169, 1972) Administrator: Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University (19902005) Administrator: Director, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences,, Cambridge University (199096) Administrator: Chancellor, University of Leicester (19952005)
Abel Prize 2004 (with Isadore Singer)
Accademia dei Lincei Order of Merit 1992 Copley Medal 1988 King Faisal International Prize for Science 1987
Knight of the British Empire 1983 Feltrinelli Prize 1981
De Morgan Medal 1980
Royal Medal 1968 Fields Medal 1966
Berwick Prize 1961
London Mathematical Society President (197476) Royal Society President (199095) Royal Society of Edinburgh President (2005) Institute for Advanced Study (195556 and 196972) Lebanese Ancestry Paternal
Scottish Ancestry Maternal
Author of books:
KTheory (1967, with I.G. Macdonald) Introduction to Commutative Algebra (1969) Elliptic Operators and Compact Groups (1974) Geometry of YangMills Fields (1979, with Nigel Hitchin) The Geometry and Dynamics of Magnetic Monopoles (1988) Collected Works of Michael Francis Atiyah (1988, five volumes) The Geometry and Physics of Knots (1990)
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