Mathematician:Michael Francis Atiyah

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English mathematician specialising in geometry.

Fields Medal

Michael Francis Atiyah was awarded a Fields Medal in $\text {1966}$ at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Moscow, Russia:

Did joint work with Hirzebruch in K-theory; proved jointly with Singer the index theorem of elliptic operators on complex manifolds; worked in collaboration with Bott to prove a fixed point theorem related to the 'Lefschetz formula'.

Abel Prize

Michael Francis Atiyah was awarded an Abel Prize with Isadore Manuel Singer in $\text {2004}$:

For their discovery and proof of the index theorem, bringing together topology, geometry and analysis, and their outstanding role in building new bridges between mathematics and theoretical physics.




  • Born: 22 April 1929 in Hampstead, London
  • Died: 11 January 2019

Theorems and Definitions

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