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    Yes, yes I know it's a soft question and defo. a CW at that. May be if it's too soft, I will push ot for SE.

    I was hoping to prefix it with:
    I for one would definitely like to read Andrew Wiles' one. The fact that he was in tears in a youtube video upon dawn of illumination really moved me and also I would like to read the "AUTO"biography of Perelman. Some more contenders would Szemerdi, Milnor or Sir Atiyah(among the Abel prize winners)...

    Please advice!
    I don't think this is a good question either for here or for math.SE. It's much too chatty, and while I could imagine the answers telling one something about the answerers, I don't think they would really be of much use to anyone.

    I would probably read the biographies of several Israeli mathematicians which I have had the honor to meet in person.

    I also agree with Andy that this is definitely not a good question for neither MO nor MSE.

    Let me join the two previous commenters: I do not think this question is any good for MO or MSE.
    • CommentAuthorWillieWong
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2012

    This is a great question, however, for Friday afternoon happy hours.


    I agree that this is not suitable for MO, but in case it's useful, the closest thing I know to an autobiography of Sir Michael Atiyah is this set of interviews from Web of Stories (which used to be People's Archive).

    • CommentAuthorartfrt
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012
    Autobiographical and biographical details of Sir Michael Atiyah is in "The Founders of Index Theory",