CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series
Nigel Hitchin - University of Oxford
TITLE: Michael Atiyah: Geometry and Physics
ABSTRACT: In mid career, as an internationally renowned mathematician, Michael Atiyah discovered that some problems in physics responded to current work in algebraic geometry and this set him on a path to develop an active interface between mathematics and physics which was formative in the links which are so active today. The talk will focus, in a fairly basic fashion, on some examples of this interaction, which involved both applying physical ideas to solve mathematical problems and introducing mathematical ideas to physicists.
Talk chair: Peter Kronheimer
Written articles will accompany each lecture in this series and be available as part of the publication “History and Literature of Mathematical Science.”
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