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Michael Francis Atiyah

Sir Michael Francis Atiyah is a mathematician. He was one of the founders of K-theory, a branch of topology. He has collaborated with many other mathematicians, for example with Bott and Singer on the Index Theorem. He turned to an interest in gauge field theories[?], paving the way for the work of others such as Witten.

He was born 22 April 1929 in London, England. In 1966, when he was 37 years old, he became a Fields Medal winner.

He has been president of the Royal Society, and master of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge.

He is the president of the Pugwash[?] conferences against nuclear weapons.

External link:

  • Atiyah biography (http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Atiyah)

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