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  Michael Francis Atiyah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Atiyah is now retired and an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh and Chancellor of the University of Leicester.
Atiyah was responsible for the founding of the Inter-Academy Panel that brought together many of the worlds academies of science.
Michael Francis Atiyah was knighted in 1983 and made a member of the Order of Merit in 1992.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Michael_Francis_Atiyah   (407 words)

  
 Atiyah-Singer index theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Michael Atiyah and Isadore Singer were awarded the Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2004, the prize announcement explained the Atiyah-Singer index theorem in these words:
In papers written or published in the period around 1962-1965 the theorem was stated and proved by Michael Atiyah, Raoul Bott and Isadore Singer.
Atiyah promoted for a while a notion of elliptic topology for which the index theorem was the central notion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atiyah-Singer_index_theorem   (695 words)

  
 Michael Francis Atiyah -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, (Click link for more info and facts about OM) OM (born 22 April 1929) is a (A person skilled in mathematics) mathematician who was born in (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London.
Atiyah has also been (Someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university) professor of mathematics at the (Click link for more info and facts about Institute for Advanced Study) Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Atiyah is now retired and an honorary professor at the (Click link for more info and facts about University of Edinburgh) University of Edinburgh and Chancellor of the (Click link for more info and facts about University of Leicester) University of Leicester.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Mi/Michael_Francis_Atiyah.htm   (650 words)

  
 Deconstructive Pracitice and Legal Theory-- Part III
Atiyah notes that the commonsense view of promissory obligation is that promises are binding because of the intent of the party and its objective manifestation by the act of promising.
Atiyah is an historian as well as a legal theorist, and he recognizes the connection between the will theory and the ideology of the nineteenth century.
On the other hand, under Atiyah's benefit/reliance theory, the acceptance of benefits or the creation of reliance becomes the paradigmatic case of promissory obligation and the purely executory unrelied upon promise becomes the exception, which must be explained by the use of a supplementary theory of obligation.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/jbalkin/articles/decprac3.htm   (8877 words)

  
 Michael Atiyah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM (born 22 April 1929) is a mathematician who was born in London.
In 1966, when he was 37 years old, he was awarded the Fields Medal, and in 2004 he won the Abel Prize together with Isadore Singer.
Atiyah was responsible for the founding of the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues, a global network of the world's scientific academies which aims to help its member academies to shape public policy in areas related to science.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michael_Francis_Atiyah   (421 words)

  
 Atiyah
Atiyah was soon to fill the highly prestigious Savilian Chair of Geometry at Oxford from 1963, holding this chair until 1969 when he was appointed professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Oxford was to remain Atiyah's base until 1990 when he became Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and Director of the newly opened Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.
More recently Atiyah has been influential in stressing the role of topology in quantum field theory and in bringing the work of theoretical physicist, notably E Witten, to the attention of the mathematical community.
www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Atiyah.html   (858 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | 'I'm a bit of a jack of all trades'
In 1990, Atiyah published a book called The Geometry and Physics of Knots, just as physicists were, with the help of his theorem, unravelling the mysteries of string theory, which promises to explain how the universe is made.
Atiyah uses images from the language of travellers to explain to lay people what it is like inside the mind of a brilliant mathematician.
Atiyah points out that, in the apparent banality of looking round a living room and identifying things, the brain is doing something extraordinary.
www.guardian.co.uk /g2/story/0,3604,1197020,00.html   (1666 words)

  
 String People: Sir Michael Atiyah
Sir Michael Atiyah, formerly a professor at both Oxford and Cambridge, is one of the foremost mathematicians of the 20th century, and still an important force in the 21st.
In the 1960s Atiyah, with Isaac Singer of MIT, proved powerful and far-reaching "index theorems" making profound connections between geometry, topology and algebra relating to the physics of quantum operators in quantum field theory.
Atiyah is of Lebanese and Scottish descent and was educated in Cairo and Manchester before entering Trinity College, Cambridge.
www.superstringtheory.com /people/atiyah.html   (4129 words)

  
 Michael Francis Atiyah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Atiyah has served as president of LondonMathematical Society (1974 - 1976).
Atiyah was responsiblefor the founding of the Inter-Academy Panel that brought together many of the worlds academies of science.
MichaelFrancis Atiyah was knighted in 1983 and made a member of the Order of Merit in 1992.
www.therfcc.org /michael-francis-atiyah-150823.html   (390 words)

  
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Atiyah and Singer, together and individually, have been tireless in their attempts to explain the insights of physicists to mathematicians.
Atiyah’s pioneering work together with Friedrich Hirzebruch on the development of the topological analogue of Grothendieck’s K-theory, had numerous applications to classical problems of topology and turned out later to be deeply connected with the index theorem.
Atiyah was president of the Royal Society from 1990 to 1995.
www.abelprisen.no /nedlastning/2004/english_2004.doc   (1149 words)

  
 SOME RECENT OBITUARIES OF TORT LAW†   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Atiyah’s argument, by contrast, is supposed to derive from concerns about the fact that some people get huge damage awards while others receive nothing.
Atiyah trades on this ambiguity by putting forward a litany of examples in which the law has been ‘stretched’ by plaintiffs seeking compensation from defendants whose responsibility is dubious.
For Atiyah, the difference is that the tort system is a publicly funded compensation system, whereas the market, including the private-insurance market, is a matter of individual choice and responsibility.
www.utpjournals.com /product/utlj/484/484_ripstein.html   (6112 words)

  
 Clay Mathematics Institute
Sir Michael Atiyah is emeritus at the University of Edinburgh, has been Professor at Oxford, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and at Cambridge University.
Atiyah's work revolutinized mathematics in the twentieth century by unifying the disciplines of analysis, topology, and geometry.
Atiyah presents the Poincaré Conjecture, the Hodge Conjecture, Quantum Yang-Mills Theory, and the existence/smoothness of solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations.
www.claymath.org /annual_meeting/2000_Millennium_Event/Video/index.php   (1215 words)

  
 Abel Prize Awarded: The Mathematicians' Nobel
The prize is being given for the work that led to the names Atiyah and Singer being forever linked in the field of mathematics: the "Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem", which they formulated and proved in a series of papers they published in the early 1960s.
Atiyah, who trained as an algebraic geometer and topologist, and Singer, who came from analysis, worked on ramifications of the theorem for twenty years.
Atiyah and Singer will receive their award from Norway's King Harald at a ceremony in Oslo on May 25.
www.maa.org /devlin/devlin_04_04.html   (2043 words)

  
 Michael Francis Atiyah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Atiyah also instigated formation of the Association of European Academies
Among the prizes he has received are Feltrinelli Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei (1981) and the King Faisal International Prize Science (1987).
Michael Francis Atiyah was knighted in 1983 and made a member of the of Merit in 1992.
www.freeglossary.com /Michael_Francis_Atiyah   (621 words)

  
 Geometry.Net - Scientists: Atiyah Michael
Atiyah has been the recipient of many honours and awards, including a a knighthood in 1983 and the Order of Merit in 1992.
In 1990 Professor Atiyah became Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Director of the new Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences and President of the Royal Society.
Sir michael atiyah, formerly a professor at both Oxford and Cambridge, is one of the foremost mathematicians of the 20th
www.geometry.net /detail/scientists/atiyah_michael.html   (2751 words)

  
 M.K. vs Raja A Atiyah MD et al - plastic surgery / liposuction malpractice
K claimed that on July 18, 1997, Dr. Raja A. Atiyah d/b/a The Head And Neck Group, improperly performed a liposuction procedure on her thighs and buttocks in addition to a thigh lift which left jagged scars in a "V" shape which necessitated an attempted surgical repair on January 20, 1998.
Unfortunately, Dr. Atiyah, who was not insured, decided to leave the US of A while the getting was good, and had beaten a hasty path to his homeland of sunny Lebanon before he could even be served with summons.
We also received an e-mail from a woman who wrote that Dr. Atiyah also botched her plastic surgery during December of 1997 which left her with horrible facial scarring, and that he also left the country afterwards.
www.malpracticeweb.com /atiyah_ku.htm   (332 words)

  
 Kosmologika - Vetenskapsmännen - Sir Michael Atiyah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Atiyah har bidragit väsentligt till samspelet mellan geometri och analys.
Bl a används den flitigt inom strängteorin och Atiyah initierade mycket av det tidiga arbetet inom detta fält tillsammans med studenten Simon Donaldson.
Atiyah uppmärksammade det matematiska samhället på de resultat inom kvantfältteori som främst Edward Witten (1952-) gjorde.
www.kosmologika.net /Scientists/Atiyah.html   (285 words)

  
 Education | 'I'm a bit of a jack of all trades'
After two years at Manchester Grammar School and two years' national service in the army, Atiyah went to Cambridge.
It was Albert Einstein's final academic home; he died a few months before Atiyah arrived.
Decades later, after a stellar career of work, teaching, awards and professorships at Oxford, Princeton and Edinburgh, Atiyah returned to the issue of nuclear weapons.
education.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4906301-108233,00.html   (1666 words)

  
 Atiyah, Sir Michael in UK Directory: Library: Mathematicians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Biography discusses this contemporary mathematician's study of topology and the theorem he established dealing with elliptic differential equations.
Describes Atiyah's notable contributions in topology, geometry and analysis.
Interview with the influential mathematician asks Atiyah what led him to develop "K theory" and what makes a mathematics problem fun for him.
www.ukdirectory.co.uk /Library/Category10035721.html   (239 words)

  
 Interview with Michael Atiyah and Isadore Singer
ATIYAH: First, I would like to say that I prefer to call it a theory, not a theorem.
ATIYAH: Mathematics is always a continuum, linked to its history, the past - nothing comes out of zero.
ATIYAH: I think it is said that Gauss had ten different proofs for the law of quadratic reciprocity.
www.abelprisen.no /en/prisvinnere/2004/interview_2004_1.html   (611 words)

  
 News: Sir Michael Atiyah awarded Abel Prize
The 2004 Abel Prize has been awarded to Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, and his long-time collaborator Isadore Singer, for their discovery and proof of the index theorem, achieved while Atiyah was at Oxford.
The prize, worth about 750,000 Euros, was awarded to Atiyah and Singer 'for their discovery and proof of the index theorem, bringing together topology, geometry and analysis, and their outstanding role in building new bridges between mathematics and theoretical physics.'
Atiyah and Singer's work can be described as a tool that helps scientists work out how many solutions there are to problems they are trying to unpick – such as how heat flows, or how an object moves.
www.admin.ox.ac.uk /po/news/2003-04/apr/13.shtml   (628 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Atiyah's Accidents Compensation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law has been recognised as a classic treatment of law relating to compensation for personal injuries.
It discusses not only relevant legal rules, but also social, political and economic issues underlying the law, the practical operation of the tort system, and the options for change.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated with many sections such as those on causation and the financing of tort claims being substantially rewritten to include major changes: the introduction of no-win-no-fee conditional fee arrangements and the radical reform of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0406983828/wwwhometalkec-20   (237 words)

  
 Böcker skrivna av författaren atiyah - Bokkap.se   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Atiyah, Jeremy / Leffman, David / Lewis, Simon
Atiyah, Patrick S. (Formerly Professor Of Law, University Of Oxford, And Fellow, St John's College, Oxford)
Atiyah, Patrick S. (Former Professor Of English Law, University Of Oxford)
www.bokkap.se /Author/Atiyah,   (108 words)

  
 Paul Dirac: The Man and His Work (Pais, Jacob, Olive, Atiyah)
These three papers are technical, but their gist should be comprehensible to anyone with a basic physics background.
This is not true, however, of Michael Atiyah's paper on the role of the Dirac operator in Riemannian geometry, which is really only for the mathematicians.
The collection as a whole is a little eclectic, but should have something for anyone with an interest in modern physics.
www.dannyreviews.com /h/Paul_Dirac.html   (206 words)

  
 OUP: Collected Works: Atiyah
Professor Atiyah is one of the greatest living mathematicians and is well known throughout the mathematical world.
He is a recipient of the Fields Medal, the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and is still at the peak of his career.
This sixth volume in Michael Atiyah's collected works contains a selection of his publications since 1987, including his work on skyrmions, "Atiyah's axioms" for topological quantum field theories, monopoles, knots, K-theory, equivariant problems, point particles, and M-theory.
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-853099-4   (299 words)

  
 GT Vol 5 (2001) Paper 27 (Abstract)
A proof of Atiyah's conjecture on configurations of four points in Euclidean three-space
From any configuration of finitely many points in Euclidean three-space, Atiyah constructed a determinant and conjectured that it was always non-zero.
In this article we prove the conjecture for the case of four points.
www.maths.warwick.ac.uk /gt/GTVol5/paper27.abs.html   (56 words)

  
 Calculations in Equivariant Cohomology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The workshop centres around a result of Atiyah's in equivariant K-theory.
We expect Atiyah's result to have a similar impact.
The aim of our workshop is to present Atiyah's result (with proof) as well as some related results and possible applications.
www-fourier.ujf-grenoble.fr /~franz/cec.html   (193 words)

  
 OUP: Introduction to the Law of Contract (5/e): Atiyah
"Atiyah's work has an enormous impact on contract law development - in-depth analysis of contract issues, with links made between history, philosophical premise and doctinal approach", Maria Kyriaicou, Birkbeck College
Economists, historians, philosophers, and sociologists interested in the law of contract.
Atiyah, Former Professor of Law, University of Oxford
www.oup.co.uk /isbn/0-19-825953-0   (594 words)

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