Authorised form of nameJohnson; Barry Edward (1937 - 2002)
Dates1937 - 2002
Place of birthWoolwich, London, England
Date of birth01/08/1937
Place of deathNewcastle upon Tyne
Date of death05/05/2002
Epsom County Grammar School; Hobart State High School, Tasmania, Australia; University of Tasmania (aged 15); University of Cambridge (PhD)
Instructor, University of Californis, Berkeley (1961 - 1962); Visiting Lecturer, Yale University (1962 - 1963); Lecturer at Exeter University (1963 - 1965); Lecturer (1965 - 1968) and Reader (1968 - 1969) at Newcastle University; Professor of Pure Mathematics at Newcastle University (1969 - 2002); Head of Department of Pure Mathematics at Newcastle University (1976 - 1983); Head of School of Mathematics, University of Newcastle (1983 - 1986); Dean of Faculty of Science, University of Newcastle (1986 - 1989); Visiting Professor at Yale, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Newcastle (New South Wales); proved the uniqueness of the norm topology on a semi-simple Banach algebra; developed the theory known as the cohomology of Banach algebras; member (1992) and chairman (1996) of the Higher Education Funding Council panel assessing the quality of research in pure mathematics in British Universities; published the solution of the derivation problem for the group algebras of connected groups; retirement conference held in 2001
President of London Mathematical Society (1980 - 1982)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1978
Age at election40
RelationshipsMarried 1) (1962) Jennifer Munday, two sons, one daughter, divorced (1979); 2) Margaret Jones nee Brown (1990), two stepsons, one stepdaughter
Obituary notice in The Independent (17/05/2002)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2003 vol 49 pp 249-262, plate, by Allan M Sinclair
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Royal Society codeNA4645
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/RGRS/8093Johnson, Barry Edward1978
EC/1978/16Johnson, Barry Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society1973
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