Philip Kerr (born 22 February 1956 in Edinburgh) is a British author of both adult fiction and non-fiction, most notably the Bernie Gunther series of thrillers, and of children's books, particularly the Children of the Lamp series.
Born in Edinburgh, Kerr was educated there and at a grammar school in Northampton. He studied law at the University of Birmingham from 1974–1980, achieving a masters degree. Kerr worked as an advertising copywriter for Saatchi and Saatchi before becoming a full-time writer in 1989. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard and the New Statesman.
Kerr has published novels as Philip Kerr and a children's series, Children of the Lamp, under the name P.B. Kerr.
Kerr is married to fellow novelist, Jane Thynne. They live in Wimbledon, London, and have three children: William, Charlie and Naomi.
- "Berlin Noir" "Bernie Gunther" trilogy, republished 1993 by Penguin Books in one volume. ISBN 978-0-14-023170-0.
- Later "Bernie Gunther" novels
Stand alone novels
- The Penguin Book of Lies. 1991;1996
- The Penguin Book of Fights, Feuds and Heartfelt Hatreds: An Anthology of Antipathy. 1992;1993
Children's fiction (as P.B. Kerr)
Children of the Lamp
Stand alone fiction
- 1956 births
- Living people
- Scottish science fiction writers
- Scottish crime fiction writers
- Scottish writers
Источник: Philip Kerr
name = Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones
caption = Vaughan Jones in 2007
birth_date = Birth date and age|1952|12|31
birth_place = Gisborne, New Zealand
fields = Mathematics
workplaces = University of California, Berkeley
alma_mater = University of Geneva
University of Auckland
doctoral_advisor = André Haefliger
known_for = Von Neumann algebras, knot polynomials,
conformal field theory
awards = Fields Medal (1990)
Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones DCNZM (born 31 December 1952) is a New Zealand mathematician, known for his work on von Neumann algebras, knot polynomials and conformal field theory. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1990, and famously wore a New Zealand rugby jersey when he accepted the prize. Jones is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and a Distinguished Alumni Professor at the University of Auckland.
Jones was born in Gisborne, New Zealand and brought up in Cambridge, New Zealand, completing secondary school at Auckland Grammar School. His undergraduate studies were at the University of Auckland, from where he obtained a B.Sc. in 1972 and an M.Sc. in 1973. For his graduate studies, he went to Switzerland, where he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Geneva in 1979. His thesis, titled "Actions of finite groups on the hyperfinite II1 factor", was written under the supervision of André Haefliger. In 1980, he moved to the United States, where he taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (1980-1981) and the University of Pennsylvania (1981-1985), before being appointed as Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.
His work on knot polynomials, with the discovery of what is now called the Jones polynomial, was from an unexpected direction with origins in the theory of von Neumann algebras, an area of analysis already much developed by Alain Connes. It led to the solution of a number of the classical problems of knot theory, and to increased interest in low-dimensional topology.
He was awarded Distinguished Companionship of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002 (an equivalent of a Knighthood under the old honours system).
* [http://math.berkeley.edu/~vfr/ Jones' home page]
* [http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/Careers/vaughan/vaughan.htm Career profile page at the University of Auckland]
NAME= Jones, Vaughan Frederick Randal
SHORT DESCRIPTION=New Zealand mathematician and Fields Medalist
DATE OF BIRTH= December 31, 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH= Gisborne, New Zealand
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=
Источник: Vaughan Jones