Michael Atiyah#


Michael Atiyah
Email:atiyah 'at' maths.ed.ac.uk
Membership Number:22
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:MATHEMATICS
Username:matiyah
Elected:1988
Homepage:http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/people/show?person=75



Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 1997 Honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh
  • 2005 - 2008 President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 1995 - 2005 Chancellor of the University of Leicester
  • 1990 - 1995 President of the Royal Society
  • 1990 - 1996 the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge
  • 1974 - 1976 President of the London Mathematical Society
  • 1969 - 1972 Professorship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
  • 1963 - 1969 Savilian Professor of Geometry and a professorial fellow of New College, Oxford
  • 1961 - 1963 Reader and professorial fellow at St Catherine's College
  • 1958 - 1961 University lecturer and tutorial fellow at Pembroke College
  • 1957 - 1958 Research fellow and assistant lecturer, Cambridge University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Geometry and topology
  • Mathematical physics

Honours and Awards
  • 1966 the Fields Medal
  • 1968 the Royal Medal of the Royal Society
  • 1980 the De Morgan Medal of the London Mathematical Society
  • 1981 the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • 1983 Knight Bachelor
  • 1987 the King Faisal International Prize for Science
  • 1988 the Copley Medal of the Royal Society
  • 1992 Member of the Order of Merit
  • 1993 the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement in the Sciences of the American Philosophical Society
  • 1993 the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal of the Indian National Science Academy
  • 2004 the Abel Prize jointly with Isadore Singer
  • 2008 the President's Medal from the Institute of Physics
  • 2010 the Grande Médaille of the French Academy of Sciences
  • 2011 the Grand Officier of the French Légion d'honneur
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the Academie des Sciences
  • Member of the Akademie Leopoldina
  • Member of the Royal Swedish Academy
  • Member the Royal Irish Academy
  • Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Member of the American Philosophical Society
  • Member of the Indian National Science Academy
  • Member of the Chinese Academy of Science
  • Member of the Australian Academy of Science
  • Member of the Russian Academy of Science
  • Member of the Ukrainian Academy of Science
  • Member of the Georgian Academy of Science
  • Member of the Venezuela Academy of Science
  • Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • Member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Science
  • Member of the Accademia dei Lincei and the Moscow Mathematical Society
  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Honorary degrees by the universities of Bonn, Warwick, Durham, St. Andrews, Dublin, Chicago, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Essex, London, Sussex, Ghent, Reading, Helsinki, Salamanca, Montreal, Wales


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