Meeting in Memory of Peter Neumann

Meeting in Memory of Peter Neumann

Saturday 9 April 2022 (All day)
The Queen's College, Oxford

A day of talks that either touch upon aspects of Peter Neumann's work, or that are on topics that would have interested him.

Peter M. Neumann O.B.E., was a former President and longstanding contributor to the BSHM.

The meeting is planned to start at 09.45 and finish with a drinks reception at 17.30.



PDF icon Programme & book of abstracts (version 2022-04-04)

All times are BST; talks marked with an asterisk will be delivered remotely.

09:45 Welcome and housekeeping
09:50 RAYMOND FLOOD, Kellogg College, Oxford, A Tribute to Peter M. Neumann
10:00 CHERYL E. PRAEGER AC, University of Western Australia, Peter Neumann’s Contributions to and Influence on Group Theory*
10:30 TONY MANN, University of Greenwich, Working with Peter on Burnside Matters
11:00 CHRISTOPHER HOLLINGS, University of Oxford, How Do We Know What We Know About Ancient Egyptian Mathematics?
11:30 Refreshment break
12:00 PHILIP BEELEY, University of Oxford, Revisiting Fermat: John Wallis and the English Reception of Number Theory in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century
12:30 BENJAMIN WARDHAUGH, University of Oxford, Hutton’s Books: The Best Mathematical Library in England and its 1816 Dispersal
13:00 Lunch
14:00 BRIGITTE STENHOUSE, University of Oxford/
The Open University, Quaternions at Twilight: Mary Somerville’s Studies of Non-commutative Algebra*
14:30 ADRIAN RICE, Randolph-Macon College, Peter, Parallels and Paradoxes*
15:00 KAREN PARSHALL, University of Virginia, The Lay of the American Algebraic Landscape in the 1920s*
15:30 Refreshment break
16:00 CIARA KENNEFICK, Christ Church, Oxford, Title tbc
16:30 PETER J. CAMERON, University of St Andrews/
Queen Mary, University of London, A Bridge Between Group Theory and Combinatorics
17:15 MARTIN R. BRIDSON, University of Oxford, Closing remarks
17:30 Drinks reception

Advance registration is essential.