School of Mathematics

Sir Michael Atiyah

Sir Michael Atiyah OM FRS FRSE FMedSci FAA FREng, 1929 - 2019

The School of Mathematics is very saddened to announce that Sir Michael Atiyah passed away on 11 January 2019.

Sir Michael Atiyah (Photograph by Douglas Robertson.)
Sir Michael Atiyah (Photograph by Douglas Robertson.)

Michael Atiyah was a great mathematician whose work will continue to influence scientists, far in to the future. To us in Edinburgh he was a tremendous colleague, to the community of mathematicians and physicists he was an inspiration, and to people all across the world he was a wonderful friend. We will all miss him greatly.

Professor Iain Gordon,

Head of School of Mathematics.

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