### Sir Michael Francis Atiyah

**Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry**

*Former Master of Trinity College, University of Cambridge; first Director of the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge; and Honorary Professor of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh; Fields Medal, Abel Prize*

**"For me, just as there is only one world, even if parts of it are more familiar than others, so there is only one mathematics. I dislike frontiers, political or intellectual, and I find that ignoring them is an essential catalyst for creative thought."**

Audio: Sir Michael Francis Atiyah