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Sir Michael Frances Atiyah (1929-), Mathematician

Sitter in 3 portraits
Mathematician. Atiyah has spent most of his academic career at Cambridge, Oxford and Princeton. Positions he has held include President of the Royal Society (1990-95), Chancellor of the University of Leicester (1995-2005), and President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2005-8). Atiyah is best known for the Atiyah-Singer index theorem, proved with Isadore Singer in 1963, for which they were awarded the Abel prize in 2004. Atiyah was knighted in 1983, and made a member of the Order of Merit in 1992.

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Sir Michael Frances Atiyah

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1993
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Sir Michael Frances Atiyah

by Anita Corbin and John O'Grady
C-type colour print, 1989
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Sir Michael Frances Atiyah

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide print, March 1991
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