Biographical DataNorman was the first holder of the Coulson Chair of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Oxford, to which he was appointed in 1976 and in which he remained until retirement in 1994. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Physics at the University of Sheffield and at Imperial College, London.
In addition to a steady stream of original contributions in areas ranging from the Thomas-Fermi model for high-
temperature electron distributions to studies of the electronic properties of solids, liquids, and surfaces, Norman has written a dozen textbooks and monographs, including the well-known work with Young and Sampanthar, The Many-Body Problem in Quantum Mechanics, the continuing relevance of which is indicated by its republication by Dover.
Norman has continued to be scientifically active after his formal retirement, maintaining affiliations in Belgium (U. Antwerp) and in Italy (Abdus Salam International Center, Trieste). In fact, six papers have already appeared during the first five months of 2013.