Atiyah’s Grand Survey of Duality in Mathematics and Physics

Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE, FAA is a British mathematician specializing in geometry. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966, the Copley Medal in 1988, and the Abel Prize in 2004.

Michael Atiyah was a professor at both Oxford and Cambridge. In the 1960s Atiyah, with Isaac Singer of MIT, proved “index theorems” making connections between geometry, topology and algebra. He has also developed a branch of algebraic geometry called K theory.

In recent years he has written many mathematical surveys. I have enjoyed his survey on the concept of “duality” in mathematics and physics. The article can be reached here.



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I have worked as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.
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