# The Atiyah problem on configurations is still open

I feel like I should mention this somewhere, though part of me is a bit hesitant. Sir Michael and I had written an article entitled “The Geometry and Dynamics of Electrons” where we had claimed to prove the Atiyah problem on configurations of points. However, I should mention it somewhere, that this article contains some gaps. So if someone wishes to work on the Atiyah problem on configurations, please note that, as of the time of writing, this problem is still open for a general $n > 4$. I just wanted to clear some confusion which may have arisen. It is a long story which is painful to recount and I really do not wish to write more about it on my blog. I just wanted to explain the status of this problem, particularly for new people who are possibly considering working on it.