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About Peter Michael Neumann
Peter Michael Neumann OBE (born 28 December 1940) is a British mathematician. He is the 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 is married to Sylvia, and has three children—David, Jenny and James. He was a Tutorial Fellow at the Queen's College, Oxford and a lecturer at Oxford University. After retiring in 2008, he is now an Emeritus Fellow at the Queen's College. His work has been in the field of group theory. He is also famous for solving Alhazen's problem in 1997. His interests outside of work include the dances of Cecil Sharp. 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.