The 60th birthday of Amnon Neeman


4–5 September 2017


Innovations Lecture Theatre, Building #124


 Brittany Joyce
 +61 2 6125 2897
This gathering will celebrate the Australian career of Amnon Neeman and honour him on the occasion of his 60th birthday.


Amnon Neeman arrived in Australia as a 13-year-old in February 1971. He finished Randwick Boys High School in 1974, winning the Room Medal for coming top in NSW  at the mathematics HSC exam. He went on to study mathematics at U.Sydney starting in 1975. There he was immersed in its exciting mathematical culture and was especially influenced by Terry Gagen, Max Kelly, Gus Lehrer and John Mack. He got an honours degree with a University Medal in 1978, and then a master's degree in 1979 shortly before heading off to pursue his PhD in the USA.

At the time it was customary for the top students in U Sydney to head off to Cambridge or Oxford for their PhDs. It was John Coates, then at the ANU, who advised Amnon that going to the US was much better. Jon Glass, a young postdoc at the time, gave a course at U Sydney on algebraic geometry, following Mumford's red book, and it was on his advice that Amnon went to Harvard to study with Mumford.
Amnon spent nearly twenty years in the US, at some elite universities. He returned to Australia in March 1999, with a position at ANU. In 2010, he was awarded a Laureate Fellowship. He is the author of two books and some seventy papers.
The following students completed their PhDs with Amnon: Avishay Vaknin (2003), Daniel Murfet (2008), Greg Stevenson (2011), Shane Kelly (2012), Hafiz Khusyairi (2017).

Triangulated Categories and Geometry - a conference in honour of Amnon Neeman

An international conference in Amnon's honour was held in Germany in May. For more information on the event click here.

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