Residence Oxford Role Mathematician Nationality British Fields Algebra | Doctoral advisor Graham Higman Name Peter Neumann Notable students Peter Cameron | |

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.