Sir Michael Atiyah - His students

Below we list Michael Atiyah's Ph.D. students (at least those that we are aware of). For each we have given the title and date of their thesis and, for those who we know have gone on to an academic career, we give a university at which they have taught.


Name: Ian R Porteous.
Thesis title: Algebraic geometry.
Doctorate from: University of Cambridge.
Type and Date of Doctorate: Ph.D., 1961.
Lectured at: University of Liverpool, England.

Name: Brian Joseph Sanderson.
Thesis title: Immersions and embeddings of manifolds.
Doctorate from: University of Liverpool.
Type and Date of Doctorate: Ph.D., 1963.
Lectured at: University of Warwick, England.

Name: David Orme Tall.
Thesis title: The topology of group representations.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1966.
Lectured at: University of Warwick, England.

Name: Peter Edward Newstead.
Doctorate from: University of Cambridge.
Type and Date of Doctorate: Ph.D., 1966.
Lectured at: University of Liverpool, England.

Name: Graeme Bryce Segal.
Thesis title: Equivariant K-theory.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1967.
Lectured at: University of Oxford, England.

Name: K David Elworthy.
Thesis title: Some problems of algebraic topology (Fredholm maps and GL_c(E) structures).
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1967.
Lectured at: University of Warwick, England.

Name: Peter Windseyer Donovan.
Thesis title: Fixed-point formulae in algebraic geometry.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1968.
Lectured at: University of New South Wales, Australia.

Name: Jack Johnson Morava.
Thesis title: Algebraic Topology of Fredholm Maps.
Doctorate from: Rice University.
Type and Date of Doctorate: Ph.D., 1968.
Lectured at: The Johns Hopkins University, USA.

Name: George Lusztig.
Thesis title: Novikov's higher signature and families of elliptic operators.
Doctorate from: Princeton University.
Type and Date of Doctorate: Ph.D., 1971.
Lectured at: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Name: Nigel James Hitchin.
Thesis title: Differentiable manifolds: The space of harmonic spinors.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1972.
Lectured at: University of Oxford, England.

Name: Howard D. Fegan.
Thesis title: The Heat Equation and Lie Groups.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1977.
Lectured at: University of New Mexico, USA.

Name: Eric Julius Grunwald.
Thesis title: Analysis on manifolds.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1977.

Name: Graham White.
Thesis title: The arithmetic of Prym varieties.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1982.
Lectured at: Queen Mary, University of London, England.

Name: Simon Kirwan Donaldson.
Thesis title: The Yang-Mills equations on Kähler manifolds.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1983.
Lectured at: University of Oxford, England.

Name: Michael Kevin Murray.
Thesis title: Non-Abelian magnetic monopoles.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1983.
Lectured at: University of Adelaide, Australia.

Name: Frances Clare Kirwan.
Thesis title: The cohomology of quotients in symplectic and algebraic geometry.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1984.
Lectured at: University of Oxford, England.

Name: John Roe.
Thesis title: Analysis on manifolds.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1985.
Lectured at: The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Name: Peter Benedict Kronheimer.
Thesis title: Ale gravitational instantons.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1986.
Lectured at: Harvard University, USA.

Name: Peter J Braam.
Thesis title: Magnetic monopoles on 3-manifolds.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1987.
Lectured at: University of Oxford, England.

Name: Ruth Elke Lawrence.
Thesis title: Homology representations of braid groups.
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1989.
Lectured at: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Name: Lisa Claire Jeffrey.
Thesis title: On some aspects of Chern-Simons gauge theory (Gauge theory, path integral).
Doctorate from: University of Oxford.
Type and Date of Doctorate: D.Phil., 1991.
Lectured at: University of Toronto, Canada.


JOC/EFR November 2014

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