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Biographical entry Van der Poorten, Alfred Jacobus (1942 - )

16 May 1942
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Alfred Van der Poorten became Professor of Mathematics at Macquarie University in 1979. He has published in the field of Diophantine analysis and is also interested in cryptography, coding and data communication.


Born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16 May 1942. Educated University of New South Wales (BSc, PhD, BA, MBA). Lecturer in pure mathematics, University of New South Wales 1968-71, senior lecturer 1971-74, associate professor 1975-78, Head, School of Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics, Macquarie University 1979-, Director, Centre for Number Theory Research, Macquarie University 1991-. Founding editor, Australian Mathematical Society Gazette 1973-77.

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Private hands (van der Poorten, A.J.)

  • Alfred Jacobus Van der Poorten - Records, 1960 - 1988; Private hands (van der Poorten, A.J.). Details

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McCarthy, G.J.