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Residence
  
Oxford

Role
  
Mathematician

Nationality
  
British

Fields
  
Algebra


Doctoral advisor
  
Graham Higman

Name
  
Peter Neumann

Notable students
  
Peter Cameron

Peter M. Neumann Dr Peter M Neumann Mathematical Institute


Born
  
28 December 1940 (age 83) Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (
1940-12-28
)

Alma mater
  
The Queen's College, Oxford

Doctoral students
  
Peter Cameron Colin McNab Cheryl Praeger

Notable awards
  
Senior Whitehead Prize (2003)

Education
  
The Queen's College, Oxford

Books
  
Groups and Geometry, Enumeration of Finite Groups, Nutrient Uptake Efficiency, Foliar Nutrition of Protected

Similar People
  
Peter Cameron, Graham Higman, Charles Colbourn

Institutions
  
University of Oxford

Peter Michael Neumann OBE (born 28 December 1940) is a British mathematician. He is a son of the mathematicians Bernhard Neumann and Hanna Neumann and, after gaining a B.A. from The Queen's College, Oxford in 1963, obtained his D.Phil from Oxford University in 1966.

He was a Tutorial Fellow at the Queen's College, Oxford and a lecturer at Oxford University. After retiring in 2008, he became an Emeritus Fellow at the Queen's College. His work has been in the field of group theory. He is also known for solving Alhazen's problem in 1997.

In 1987, he won the Lester R. Ford Award of the Mathematical Association of America for his review of Harold Edwards' book Galois Theory. In 2003, the London Mathematical Society awarded him the Senior Whitehead Prize. He was the first Chairman of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, from October 1996 to April 2004, succeeded by Bernard Silverman. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.

References

Peter M. Neumann Wikipedia


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