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Biographical entry Dancer, Edward Norman (Norman) (1946 - )

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Born
29 December 1946
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Mathematician

Summary

Norman Dancer is Chair and Professor of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney. Prior to this he had been at the University of New England for around twenty years where he worked his way up from Lecturer to Personal Chair of Mathematics. Dancer has also spent much time working and lecturing at overseas Universities and Institutes on short term sabbaticals and has presented his work at many international meetings. His present research interests include nonlinear analysis, especially degree theory, Morse theory and Conley index; applications to nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations, including singular perturbations; bifurcation theory.

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1965 - 1968
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the Australian National University in Canberra
1969
Career position - Tutor of Applied Mathematics at the Australian National University (7 months)
1969 - 1971
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK (conferred 1992)
1971 - 1972
Career position - Visitor at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
1972 - 1973
Career position - Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University
1973 - 1975
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of New England in New South Wales
1976 - 1981
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of New England
1981 - 1987
Career position - Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of New England
1987 - 1993
Career position - Personal Chair of Mathematics at the University of New England
1993 -
Career position - Professor and Chair of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sydney
1996 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
2002
Award - Humboldt Research Award received from the Humboldt Foundation and Helmholtz Association

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