Honorary Fellow Bernhard Hermann Neumann

Bernhard Hermann Neumann. One of the great researchers of our time in the theory of groups, Professor Neumann has trained a score of other group theorists and, as dean of Australian mathematicians, has provided strong stimulus to the development of all areas of mathematics in Australia. A mathematician of very broad knowledge and interests, he has always been extremely friendly to combinatorics, serves as the Honorary Editor of the Australasian Journal of Combinatorics, and has actively promoted and contributed to the Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia. His work in groups has led to increased recognition of the importance of the underlying group of a combinatorial structure.
From his citation as one of the first Honorary Fellows, BICA (1), 1991.

From his well-cited wikipedia page:
Bernhard Hermann Neumann AC FRS (15 October 1909 – 21 October 2002) was a German-born British-Australian mathematician who was a leader in the study of group theory.

After gaining a D.Phil. from Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Berlin in 1932 he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 1935 and a Doctor of Science at the University of Manchester in 1954. His doctoral students included Gilbert Baumslag, László Kovács, Michael Newman, and James Wiegold. After war service with the British Army, he became a lecturer at University College, Hull, before moving in 1948 to the University of Manchester, where he spent the next 14 years. In 1954 he received a DSc from the University of Cambridge.


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