Michael Atiyah Age, Wife, Net worth, Biography, Family & More

Michael Atiyah Biography, Age & Family
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Michael Atiyah (born April 22, 1929) is a British-Lebanese Mathematician specialized in Geometry. Furthermore, he hails from Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. Presently, he claims that he has solved a 160-year-old math problem. Moreover, he got around $1 million for solving the problem. Sir Atiyah received two awards in mathematics i.e. Abel Prize and Fields Medal.

He is Germany to present the mathematician at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum on September 25. In fact, he uses the hypothesis of the prime number problem. The problem solved by him will check by other scholars. After that, Michael can claim the prize from the Clay Mathematics Institue of Cambridge.

Michael Atiyah in Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Germany

He solved the Riemann Hypothesis. Bernhard Riemann first posts it in the year 1859. Additionally, the problem based on the occurrence of the prime number. He has to find the answer using the Riemann Zeta Function. According to his explanation, he is sure that he solved the problem correctly.


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Early Life

Riemann hypothesis’ Solver, Mathematician was born on the 22nd of April 1929 in Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. Therefore, Michael Atiyah’s age is around eighty-nine (89) years old, as of 2018. Moreover, he is the genius son of Edward Atiyah (father) and Scot Jean Atiyah (mother). His father is a Lebanese scholar.

Patrick Atiyah and Joe Atiyah are his brothers. The name of Atiyah’s sister is Selma Atiyah. He received his primary education from Diocesan School, Khartoum (Sudan). After that, Michael studied at Victoria College, Cairo. Soon, he came back to England to complete his High School from Manchester Grammar School.

The 89-year-old continued his studies in Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He received his graduate and a postgraduate degree from Trinity College, Cambridge. Additionally, he earned his doctorate degree in Algebraic Geometry from William V.D. Hodge.


Marriage Affairs, Spouse & Children

Michael Atiyah with wife Lily Brown
Michael Atiyah with spouse Lily Brown

The name of Michael’s wife is Lily Brown married on July 30, 1955. Atiyah and Brown have three sons John, David, and Robin.

However, his spouse Lily died on 13th March 2018. She was around 90-year-old at that time. Earlier, he lost his elder son John in 2002. He went on a holiday with his wife Maj-Lis to the Pyrenees.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Michael Atiyah 

Michael Atiyah Personal Life

Wiki & Bio
Full Birth NameSir Michael Francis Atiyah.
Nick nameMichael.
Working AsMathematician.
AgeEighty-Nine (89) years old (As of 2018).
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayApril 22, 1929.
Birthplace/HometownHampstead, London, United Kingdom.
Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)Hampstead, London, United Kingdom.
EthnicityMixed Ethnicity.
Current ResidenceAries.
Famous ForClaims to solve 160-year-old maths problem i.e. Riemann Hypothesis.
Physical Stats & More
HeightFeet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 175 cm.
Meters: 1.75 m.
WeightKilograms: 72 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
Biceps Size12 inches.
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)40-30-35.
Shoe Size (US)8.
Tattoos details?None.
Eye ColorBlack.
Hair ColorWhite.
ParentsFather: Edward Atiyah.
Mother: Scot Jean Atiyah.
SiblingsBrother: Patrick Atiyah and Joe Atiyah.
Sister: Selma Atiyah.
RelativesWill Update.
Personal Life
Marital StatusMarried (Since 1955).
Dating History?Will Update Soon.
Girlfriend (Fiancee)N/A.
WifeLily Brown (Died on March 13, 2018).
ChildrenJohn, David, and Robin.
Highest Qualification1. Graduate. and Postgraduate degree from Trinity College, Cambridge.
2. PhD (Algebraic Geometry) from William V.D. Hodge.
School1. Diocesan School, Khartoum (Sudan).
2. Manchester Grammar School.
College/University1. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
2. Trinity College, Cambridge.
3. William V.D. Hodge.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Kevin Spacey.
Actress: Charlize Theron.
Dream Holiday DestinationParis.
Favorite ColorBlue.
Love to doTravelling, and Solving Maths Problems.
Favorite DishesSpanish Food.
Money Factor
Net worthApprox. $1.25 Million US dollars (As of 2018).


Trivia: Riemann Hypothesis’ Solver Mathematician

Michael Atiyah (Geometric Mathematician)

  • Michael worked for the University of Oxford and Cambridge.
  • Then, he moved to the USA at the Institue for Advanced Study.
  • Soon, Sir Atiyah joined as the President of the Royal Society from 1990 to 1995.
  • In 1997, he appointed as an honorary professor at the University of Edinburg.
  • Earlier, the mathematician served as the chancellor at the University of Leicester (1995-2005).

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Michael Atiyah Wiki

  • He collaborated with other mathematics scholars like Raoul Bott and Isadore Singer.
  • Furthermore, he taught to Simon Donaldson and Graeme Segal.
  • His foundations include algebraic topography and topographical K-theory.
  • Moreover, he is popular for his Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem.
  • Atiyah made corrections in quantum field theory.


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