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Biographical entry Neumann, Bernhard Hermann (1909 - 2002)

AC, FAA, FRS

Born
15 October 1909
Germany
Died
20 October 2002
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Bernhard Neumann was Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra 1962-1974. He was involved in editing several mathematical journals, including being editor and publisher of the IMU Canberra Circular from 1972 to 1996. His first wife was Hanna Neumann. Neumann was educated at the universities of Freiburg, Berlin (Dr Phil) and Cambridge (PhD).

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Events

1940 - 1945
Career position - Pioneer Corps RA Intelligence Corps
1946 - 1948
Career position - Lecturer at University College Hull, UK
1948 - 1961
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecturer and Reader at the University of Manchester, UK
1949
Award - Wiskundig Genootschap te Amsterdam Prize received
1951
Award - Adams Prize received from the University of Cambridge, UK
1959 -
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1962 - 1974
Career position - Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University
1963 - 1965
Career position - Foundation President of the Canberra Mathematical Association
1964 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1964 - 1966
Career position - President of the Australian Mathematical Society
1966 - 1968
Career position - Foundation President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
1966 - 1975
Career position - Chairman of the Australian National Committee for Mathematics
1967 - 1975
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Subcommission of the International Commission for Mathematical Instruction
1972 -
Career position - Editor and Publisher of IMU Canberra Circular
1975 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University
1975 - 1977
Career position - Senior Research Fellow at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Mathematics and Statistics
1978 -
Career position - Honorary Research Fellow of the CSIRO Division of Mathematics and Statistics
1978 - 1980
Career position - President of the Amateur Sinfonia of Canberra Inc.
1984
Career position - Matthew Flinders Lecturer delivered to the Australian Academy of Science

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Bernhard Hermann Neumann - Records, MS 171; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Praeger, Cheryl E., 'Bernhard Hermann Neumann AC. 15 October 1909 - 21 October 2002', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 56, 2010, pp. 285-316. Details
  • Praeger, Cheryl E., 'Bernhard Hermann Neumann 1909-2002', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 253-82. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.