Michael Atiyah

In the past decade, physicists have found that topology provides unique insight into the physics of materials, such as how some insulators can sneakily conduct electricity along a single-atom layer on their surfaces. Some of these topological effects were uncovered in the 1980s, but only...

In the Media

November 21, 2016
“Beauty is the torch you hold up in the belief that it will lead you to truth in the end," said Sir Michael Atiyah , former Professor in the School of Mathematics. With E=mc 2 , Albert Einstein built a bridge between...