Peter Michael Neumann OBE: (28 December 1940 - 18 December 2020)

Adam McBride, Barbara Cullingworth

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Peter Neumann was a major figure in UK mathematics during a career spanning over 50 years. His parents, Bernhard and Hanna Neumann, were group theorists, so it was perhaps inevitable that Peter would become a specialist in the same area. A notable occurrence, and a sign of things to come, was the publication in 1962 of a joint paper with his parents which gave rise to the concept of an NNN group. There can be few instances in mathematics of three members of the same family co-authoring a paper. His parents spent many years in Australia and Peter maintained strong links with that country throughout his own professional life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalMathematical Gazette
Issue number562
Early online date17 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021


  • Peter Neumann
  • mathmatics specialist
  • obituary


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