The Abel Prize pp 101-109 | Cite as


  • Michael AtiyahEmail author
Part of the The Abel Prize book series (AP)


I was born in London on 22nd April 1929, but in fact I lived most of my childhood in the Middle East. My father was Lebanese but he had an English education, culminating in three years at Oxford University where he met my mother, who came from a Scottish family. Both my parents were from middle class professional families, one grandfather being a minister of the church in Yorkshire and the other a doctor in Khartoum.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

00-02 00A15 01A70 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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