M. F. Atiyah a1 a1 Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ
John Arthur Todd was one of the last survivors of the school of
geometry that flourished in Cambridge under H. F. Baker, FRS. But, unlike
his contemporaries, with the notable exception of W. V. D. Hodge, FRS,
seminal contributions to the more modern theory, and his name is now enshrined
the literature and widely known.