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Biographical entry Neumann, Hanna (1914 - 1971)


12 February 1914
Lankwitz, Germany
14 November 1971
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Alternative Names
  • Neumann, Johanna (Also known as)


Hanna Neumann was Professor and Head of Department of Pure Mathematics, School of General Studies, Australian National University 1964-1971. Her husband Bernhard Neumann was also a mathematician and their collaborative work on aspects of group theory brought them international renown.



Education - Completed studies at the University of Berlin, distinctions in physics and mathematics
Life event - Emigrated to England
Education - Completed D Phil. in group theory at the Society of Home Students, Oxford, England
1946 - 1958
Career position - Lecturer at the University of Hull, England
1958 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer, Mathematics Department of Manchester College of Science and Technology, England
Life event - Emigrated to Australia with husband Bernard Hermann Neumann, mathematician
1964 - 1971
Career position - Professor and Head of Department of Pure Mathematics, School of General Studies, Australian National University
1969 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Hanna Neumann - Records, 1964 - 1972, MS 088; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Barnes, Mary, 'Hanna Neumann (1914-1971) mathematician' in 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Heather Radi, ed. (Sydney: Women's Redress Press Inc, 1988). Details
  • Fowler, Kenneth, 'Neumann, Johanna (1914-1971), Mathematician' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 15 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2000), p. 465. Details
  • Newman, Michael F., 'Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)' in Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook, Louise S. Grinstein and Paul J. Campbell, eds (New York: Greenwood Press, 1987), pp. 156-160. Details

Edited Books

  • Radi, H. ed., 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology (Sydney: Women's Redress Press Inc, 1988), 268 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Newman, M. F. and Wall, G. E., 'Hanna Neumann', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3 (2) (1976), 57-87. Details
  • Walker, Rosanne, 'Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)', Australasian Science, 22 (1) (2001), 46. Details
  • Wall, G. E., 'Hanna Neumann [Includes list of publications]', Journal of Australian Mathematical Society, 17 (1) (1974), 1-28. Details


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