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Backdrop for Sir Michael Atiyah

(c) James GlossopToday the University of Edinburgh was privileged to welcome award-winning photographer James Glossop to the School of Mathematics. His task was to photograph Sir Michael Atiyah for an article in The Times (to appear next week) and he asked for a blackboard to be decorated with mathematical equations to form the backdrop to this photo. It was a joint effort between Andrew Ranicki, Julia Collins, Patrick Orson, and (of course) Sir Michael, and contains all their favourite formulae, numbers and ideas in mathematics. What would you have drawn on the board?

James kindly took this photo of the board after he was finished getting his shots of Sir Michael. I like the heavenly light shining in from above!

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2 responses

  1. Those coefficients of KO theory bring back memories of 1961 when I was Sir Michael’s student.

    March 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

  2. Reblogged this on Math by Matt and commented:
    I like the isomorphism of the homotopy group of the 1-sphere with the integers in the bottom right corner.

    March 9, 2014 at 1:10 am

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