- Peter M. Neumann
Peter Michael Neumann OBE (born
December 28 1940) is a British mathematician. He is the son of the mathematicians Bernhard Neumannand Hanna Neumannand, after gaining a B.A. from the Queen's College, Oxfordin 1963, obtained his D.Phil from Oxford Universityin 1966. He is married to Sylvia, and has three children - David, Jenny and James.
He is a Tutorial Fellow at the Queen's College, Oxford and a lecturer at Oxford University. [cite web
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accessdate =2007-12-30 ] His work has been in the field of
group theory. He is also famous for solving Alhazen's problem in 1997. [Citation
date=1 April 1997
title=Don solves the last puzzle left by ancient Greeks
accessdate=2008-09-24 ] His interests outside of work include the dances of
In 2003 the
London Mathematical Societyawarded him the Senior Whitehead Prize. [cite web
url = http://www.lms.ac.uk/activities/prizes_com/pastwinners.html#swhitehead
title = List of Prizewinners
author = London Mathematical Society
accessdate = 2007-07-08] He was the first Chairman of the
United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, from October 1996 to April 2004, succeeded by Bernard Silverman. [cite book | title = The UK Mathematics Trust Yearbook 2003–2004 | author = United Kingdom Mathematics Trust | year = 2004 | isbn = 0953682358] He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire(OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.
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