Michael Atiyah (1929-2019)

Michael Atiyah passed away at the age of 89. The Guardian obituary and The New York Times obituary are good places to learn about his background. The Guardian article called him “one of the greatest British mathematicians since Isaac Newton.”

I have written 3 blogposts informing readers about some of Atiyah’s work:

Atiyah’s Grand Survey of Duality in Mathematics and Physics

Atiyah lecture at 2016 Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Atiyah lecture at 2018 Heidelberg Laureate Forum

I am not educated enough to follow his work in technical details but I was inspired by his enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity and his determined effort to find connections between seemingly unrelated subjects.




About Suresh Emre

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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