It is fun for the guests who are also mathematicians like the wedding couple…
Why don’t the IT couples do the same with computer questions (eg. private cloud, serverless, containers, DevOps,… ) , lawyers with legal cases, doctors with medical questions …
Example 1 is obvious to this guest whose PhD research topic is in Differential Geometry “Chern Class” invented by Prof S. S. Chern (陈省身) :
Example 2 is obvious to this guest unless he/she can’t count the number of sides (8):
Example 3 is to the guest with some background in secondary school organic chemistry but forgotten, definitely not linear…
Example 4 to the hobbyist of Rubik’s cube, but the answer can be guessed easily by elimination: definitely not 2019 (this year), or π.
Answer in multiple choices (Only 1 answer is correct, the other 2 answers are obviously wrong) :
Atiyah is so-called the “2nd Newton” in being both a Mathematics & a Physics Grandmaster, his life achievement extends the ancient Greek Geometry to Topology and Algebra since Euclid till now, providing useful application to Quantum Physics.
Vector Bundle 向量丛
K-Theory : Vector Bundle invariant
In Sept 2018, Atiyah claimed in a seminar of his astonishingly simplest proof of the Riemann Hypothesis (one of the 6 outstanding millenian problems with US$1 million Clay Prize) – but sadly nobody believes him even after his death 3 months later !
My Modern Met: Geometry Lovers Will Enjoy This Interactive Version of Byrne’s Euclid.