Hanna Neumann Day

12 June 2020

credit: Archives of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach

We are pleased to announce a one day conference dedicated to Hanna Neumann (1914 – 1971).

It will be held at University of Hull, 12 June 2020.

Hanna Neumann was an outstanding mathematician whose research has significantly influenced the development of modern group theory. Hanna’s key achievements were in the areas of combinatorial group theory and group varieties. Her breakthroughs include a fundamental construction called the HNN extension. Her book `Varieties of Groups' (Springer 1967) is now a recognised classic.

Hanna Neumann’s academic career was closely tied to the University of Hull, where she worked for twelve years (from 1946 until 1958). A one-day conference is being organised at the University of Hull to commemorate her legacy and contributions to group theory. Along with research activities, the conference includes a number of public events. Further details to be posted on the conference webpage.

All are most welcome to attend. Partial financial support is available for UK-based research students.

Acknowledgement : London Mathematical Society, Ferens Education Trust.

Contact us: Dr Alla Detinko (a.detinko@hull.ac.uk)

How to find us: Hull and the region.