Today the University of Edinburgh was privileged to welcome award-winning photographer
to the School of Mathematics. His task was to photograph
Sir Michael Atiyah
for an article in
(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
, and (of course) Sir Michael, and contains all their favourite formulae, numbers and ideas in mathematics. What would
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!