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Sir Michael Atiyah

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Michael Atiyah in 2007
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Michael Francis Atiyah

22 April 1929(1929-04-22)
Hampstead, London, England
Died11 January 2019(2019-01-11) (aged 89)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Known forAtiyah–Singer index theorem
Atiyah–Segal completion theorem
Michael Atiyah
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge (BA, PhD)
Doctoral advisorW. V. D. Hodge
Doctoral students
Other notable studentsEdward Witten

Sir Michael Francis Atiyah [2] (/əˈtə/; 22 April 1929 – 11 January 2019) was an English mathematician specialising in geometry.[3] 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.[4]

Atiyah died on 11 January 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland at the age of 89.[5]


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