Michael Francis AtiyahSir Michael Francis Atiyah is a mathematician. He was one of the founders of K-theory, a branch of topology. He has collaborated with many other mathematicians, for example with Raoul Bott and Isadore Singer on the Atiyah-Singer index theorem. He turned to an interest in gauge field theories, paving the way for the work of others such as Witten.
He was born 22 April 1929 in London, England. In 1966, when he was 37 years old, he won the Fields Medal.
He is the president of the Pugwash conferences against nuclear weapons.