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Sir Michael Atiyah
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Michael Francis Atiyah
22 April 1929
Hampstead, London, England
|Died||11 January 2019
|Known for||Atiyah–Singer index theorem
Atiyah–Segal completion theorem
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, PhD)|
|Thesis||Some Applications of Topological Methods in Algebraic Geometry (1955)|
|Doctoral advisor||W. V. D. Hodge|
|Other notable students||Edward Witten|
Sir Michael Francis Atiyah OM FRS FRSE FMedSci FREng ( 22 April 1929 – 11 January 2019) was an English mathematician specialising in geometry. 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.
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A Möbius band is the simplest non-trivial example of a vector bundle.
Isadore Singer (in 1977), who worked with Atiyah on index theory
Edward Witten, whose work on invariants of manifolds and topological quantum field theories was influenced by Atiyah
The premises of the Royal Society, where Atiyah was president from 1990 to 1995
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