Bernhard H. Neumann

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Bernhard Hermann Neumann

Birthplace: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Death: October 20, 2002 (93)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Neumann and Else Neumann
Husband of Ruth Neumann and Johanna Neumann
Father of Private; Peter Michael Neumann; Private; Private; Private and 1 other
Brother of Edel Agathe Pauline Neumann

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About Bernhard H. Neumann Bernhard Hermann Neumann AC (15 October 1909, Berlin, Germany – 20 October 2002, Canberra, Australia) was a German-born British mathematician who was one of the leading figures in group theory, greatly influencing the direction of the subject. He earned a PhD at University of Cambridge 1935 and a DSc at University of Manchester 1954. His students included Gilbert Baumslag, László Kovács, Michael Newman, and James Wiegold. His wife, Hanna Neumann, and son, Peter M. Neumann, are also notable for their contributions to group theory. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1959. In 1994 Bernard Neumann was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).[1] The group-theoretic notion of HNN extension (where HNN stands for Higman-Neumann-Neumann) is named in part after him. [edit]Career

Assistant Lecturer, University College, Cardiff, 1937–40. Army Service, 1940–45. Lecturer, University College, Hull, (now University of Hull), 1946–48 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Manchester, 1948–61 Professor and Head of Department of Mathematics, Institute of Advanced Studies, ANU, Canberra, 1962–74; Emeritus Professor, 1975–2002. Senior Research Fellow, CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics, 1975–77; Honorary Research Fellow, 1978–99. [edit]

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October 15, 1909
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Age 30
Oxford, UK
October 20, 2002
Age 93
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia