Lecture: Advice to a Young Mathematician

Michael Francis Atiyah


Having spent a long life in mathematics I thought it would be useful to give some general advice to the younger generation based on my experience.
I will discuss many aspects of a life in research, both personal and scientific. Motivation, psychology, curiosity will be some of the topics raised. I will also discuss style, the role of proof and the importance of grounding oneself with interesting examples.