Event: An Evening with Prof Michael Atiyah.
Title: The Hippocratic Oath and the Hypocrite.
Chair: Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh.
Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.
Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018.
Time: Registration: 6.30pm-7pm. Event: 7pm-8.45pm.
Event Description: Thou shall not kill, but need not strive officiously to keep alive. Where does one draw the line? The Ethics of Science are complex, and not just in Medecine.
A good subject for debate.
Sir Michael Atiyah has contributed to a wide range of topics in mathematics centring round the interaction of geometry and analysis. Over the past thirty years he has also been influential in developing cooperation between mathematicians and physicists. He was educated at Victoria College Alexandria and Cambridge University and held positions in Cambridge, Oxford and Princeton, ending his career as the Master of Trinity College Cambridge. He is now an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh.
He is a member of around twenty national academies and has been awarded more than thirty honorary degrees. He has had many medals and prizes, including the Fields Medal (1966), the Feltrinelli Prize (1981) and the Abel Prize (2004). He is also a Member of the Order of Merit and a Grand Officier of the Legion d’Honneur.
Cost: £6/£4 (Concessions)/£1 (Students). For a Registration Form: