# CMSA Math Science Literature Lecture Series

CMSA EVENTS

##### Speaker:

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****.”**

For more information, please visit **the event page**.