Neumann, Hanna (1914-1971)

Also known as
Johanna von Caemmerer (1914-1971)
Neumann, Hanna, (FAA) (1914-1971)
Neumann, Johanna (1914-1971)
von Caemmerer, Johanna (1914-1971)
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Mathematician
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Hanna Neumann (1914-1971), mathematician, was born on 12 February 1914 at Lankwitz, Berlin, and registered as Johanna, youngest of three children of Hermann Konrad von Caemmerer (d.1914), historian, and...

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Hanna Neumann was Professor and Head of the Department of Pure Mathematics, School of General Studies, Australian National University from 1964-71. Previously she worked as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Hull and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1946-63. Neumann became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1969.

Neumann completed her D. Phil. At Oxford in 1944. She typed her thesis on a card table by a haystack when the weather permitted. Much of it was written in a caravan by candlelight. This was the only accommodation she could find in Oxford during World War Two. She completed her education in Germany, at the Auguste-Viktoria-Schule and the University of Berlin. In 1938 she joined her fiancé, Bernhard Hermann Neumann in Britain. A Jewish refugee from Germany, he held a lectureship in mathematics at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, Cardiff. They were married on 22 December 1938 and went on to have five children. In Australia as Professor of Pure mathematics at the Australian National University, she quickly became involved with secondary school teachers in the implementation of the mathematics syllabus for the Wyndham scheme in New South Wales. Together with a colleague in the first term of 1964, they ran a once-a-week course for teachers entitled 'The language of sets in school mathematics'. She maintained a direct involvement with secondary teachers of mathematics for the rest of her life. Her own research was focused mainly on group theory; on problems related to free products with amalgamations, embeddings and varieties of groups. In her entry for the Australian Dictionary of Biography Kenneth Fowler stated that 'she found joy and beauty in the study of mathematics'.

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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
  • Career position - Lecturer at the University of Hull, England
  • Career position - Lecturer, Mathematics Department of Manchester College of Science and Technology, England
  • Life event - Emigrated to Australia with husband Bernard Hermann Neumann, mathematician
  • Career position - Professor and Head of Department of Pure Mathematics, School of General Studies, Australian National University
  • Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Neumann, Hanna
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Neumann, Hanna - AAS Biographical Memoir 3 (2), 1975.
    Newman M.F. and Wall G.E.
    [1975]
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project
    Series: IspartOf Records of the Australian Academy of Science
  3. Hanna Neumann [Includes list of publications]
    Wall, G. E.
    [1974]
    Series: IspartOf Journal of Australian Mathematical Society
  4. Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)
    Walker, Rosanne
    [2001]
    Series: IspartOf Australasian Science
  5. Hanna Neuman
    Newman, M. F. and Wall, G. E.
    [1975]
    Series: IspartOf Records of the Australian Academy of Science
  6. Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)
    Newman, Michael F
    [New York]
    Published: Greenwood Press
    Series: IspartOf Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic SourcebookLouise S. Grinstein and Paul J. Campbell
  7. From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2013]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
  8. 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
    Radi, Heather
    [Broadway, NSW]
    Published: Women's Redress Press
  9. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  10. Hanna Neumann Collection
    [0.9 m, 12 boxes ]
    Series: Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
    Personal and scientific correspondence with papers relating to scientific organisations, associations and publishers including the Australian Mathematical Society and its Journal, the Australian National University Science Society and the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers 1964-72 [90 cm, MS 88].
    MSS 088.1-12
  11. Professor and Head of Department of Pure Mathematics in the Australian University's School of General Studies, Professor Hanna Neumann
    [1964]
    Series: Australian National University (ANU). Photographer unknown. Used with permission.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Neumann, Hanna
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Neumann, Johanna (1914-1971), Mathematician
    Fowler, Kenneth
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 465
  3. Hanna Neumann [Includes list of publications]
    Wall, G. E.
    Published: 1974
    Series: Journal of Australian Mathematical Society, 17, 1, 1-28
  4. Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)
    Newman, Michael F.
    Published: Greenwood Press, New York, 1987
    Series: Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook, 156-160
  5. 200 Australian Women: a Redress Anthology
    Radi, H.
    Published: Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988
  6. Hanna Neumann
    Newman, M. F. and Wall, G. E.
    Published: 1976
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3, 2, 57-87
  7. Hanna Neumann 1914-1971
    Newman, M. F. and Wall, G. E.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  8. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  9. Hanna Neumann (1914-1971) mathematician
    Barnes, Mary
    Published: Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988
    Series: 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology
  10. Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)
    Walker, Rosanne
    Published: 2001
    Series: Australasian Science, 22, 1, 46
  11. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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  1. The Hanna Neumann lectures at ICME 5 / (ed.) M.F. Newman
    Australian National University. Department of Mathematics
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1986 ]
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    The Hanna Neumann lectures at ICME 5 / (ed.) M.F. Newman
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  2. Selected works of B.H. Neumann and Hanna Neumann / edited by D.S. Meek, R.G. Stanton
    Neumann, B. H. (Bernhard Hermann), 1909-2002
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    Languages: English;German;French, [2 others]
    At 4 libraries
    Selected works of B.H. Neumann and Hanna Neumann / edited by D.S. Meek, R.G. Stanton
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  3. Probability
    Neumann, Hanna, 1914-1971
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    At ANU Library
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  4. Papers
    Neumann, Hanna, 1914-1971
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
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  5. Varieties of groups / Hanna Neumann
    Neumann, Hanna, 1914-1971
    [ Book : 1967 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
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    Varieties of groups / Hanna Neumann
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  1. The Hanna Neumann lectures at ICME 5 / (ed.) M.F. Newman
    Australian National University. Department of Mathematics
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1986 ]
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    The Hanna Neumann lectures at ICME 5 / (ed.) M.F. Newman
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  2. Selected works of B.H. Neumann and Hanna Neumann / edited by D.S. Meek, R.G. Stanton
    Neumann, B. H. (Bernhard Hermann), 1909-2002
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    Languages: English;German;French, [2 others]
    At 4 libraries
    Selected works of B.H. Neumann and Hanna Neumann / edited by D.S. Meek, R.G. Stanton
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  3. Bernhard Neumann interviewed by Ann Moyal
    Neumann, B. H. (Bernhard Hermann), 1909-2002
    [ Sound : 2001 ]
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    Bernhard Neumann interviewed by Ann Moyal
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  1. Neumann, B. H., (Bernhard Hermann) (1909-2002)
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    ... Neumann, Hanna (1914 - 1971) ... Neumann, B H (19091015-20021021) ... first wife was Hanna Neumann. Neumann was educated at the universities of Freiburg, Berlin (Dr Phil) and ... Bernhard Neumann was Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics, Institute of Advanced ...
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  2. Australian Mathematical Society (1956-)
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  3. Wall, Gordon Elliott, (FAA) (1925-)
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  1. Family Notices
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Thursday 23 January 1941 p 4 Family Notices
    ... and Lillie and Muriel Hanna, aged 36 years. LAING.—his life for his tcrjntry on January 3 19(1 Mojrncd ... -Peacefully sleeping SUMMERS -At residence of loved son-in-law (Mr C .W. Neumann) Carisbrook road, Mary ... 1837 words
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  2. Maths ace who cannot add up
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 19 June 1965 p 3 Article
    ... Professor Hanna Neumann is an ace mathematician-jet she cannot ahvays add up her household bill ... correctly. Professor Neumann, who is the Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Australian National University ... 207 words
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  3. Fine century to Hanna
    News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) Thursday 24 February 1949 p 20 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
    ... Graas, c. Lovett, b. Neumann ......... 3 Hanna, c. Parham, b. -Weekley.. ............ 120 Breen, run out ... . Hanna timed and placed his shots brilliantly. He hit 12 fours and a six, three boundaries coming from ... 193 words
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  1. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY National Memorials Ordinance 1928 DETERMINATION
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Friday 15 May 1987 p 1

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    ... Neumann (c 1914-1971) Born Germany, senior lecturer Uni, College Hull Uni 194657, Manchester College of ... Service 1914-19, posted to 2nd Australian General Hospital during Gallipoli campaign, 3rd Australian ... 12629 words
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  2. Foreign Affairs and Trade DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIES AND TRADE CENTRAL OFFICE
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Public Service (National : 1977 - 2007) Thursday 9 March 1995 p 1394

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... Graduate Administrative Assistant $20987-26967 Jamil Hanna: 733-32233, section 42, 15.2.95 N.N.—47634752 ... -32460, section 42,10 2 95 N N —47634998 Graduate Administrative Assistant $20987-26967 Richard James Neumann: 733 ... 524 words
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  3. BANKRUPTCY DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF VICTORIA BANKRUPTCIES ON DEBTORS' PETITIONS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Business (National : 1987 - 2004) Tuesday 8 October 1991 p 4329

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Shawnee Court, Fountain Gate South 3805, accountant (16.9.91) VB2769/91—Re Norman Alec Hanna, 16 Gauntlet ... .9.91) VB946/88—Re Anneliese Neumann, 8/21 Fairway Street, Frankston, pensioner (2.8.91) VB946/88—Re Werner Robert ... 1348 words
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  1. Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)
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  2. Papers dedicated to the memory of Hanna Neumann in volumes XVI (1973), XVII (1974), XVIII (1974) / the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society ; edited by M.F. Newman
    Australian Mathematical Society
    [ Book : 1974 ]
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  3. Sheaves on graphs, their homological invariants, and a proof of the Hanna Neumann conjecture / Joel Friedman ; with an Appendix by Warren Dicks
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    [ Book : 2015 ]
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  4. Sheaves on Graphs, Their Homological Invariants, and a Proof of the Hanna Neumann Conjecture
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    Historical Records of Australian Science
    [ Article : 1976 ]
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  2. A problem of Hanna Neumann on closed sets of group words
    Kovács, L. G; Vaughan-Lee, M. R
    [ Article : 1971 ]
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  3. Prof. Hanna Neumann's Inaugural Presidential Address, 1966
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  4. Prof. Hanna Neumann's Inaugural Presidential Address, 1966: this transcript was originally published in: the report of the inaugural conference, AAMT, 1966.(Conference news)
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