that I sent to the Number Theory mailing list in Sept 1999 about this photograph
contains a brief description of a conversation I had with L.
In August 1969 there was a Computers in Number
Theory Conference held in Oxford, England. Towards the end a group photograph was taken of
most of the participants, and some family members. Was it the day - 21st August
- when L. J. Mordell's book on Diophantine Equations was launched, in Jesus
College, by Academic Press? Almost everyone bought a signed copy of Mordell's book,
and I still have mine (which is how I know the exact date. I suppose most people bought a
copy of the photo, and I have carted mine about with me over the years). I note that the
photograph was taken by someone from the company Gillman and Soame (presumably of Oxford).
Because of the dimensions of the photo I have
had it split into a left and right half (thanks to my colleague Paul Murphy for doing it
for me). Many thanks to (in alphabetical order) Paul Bateman (aided by Bruce Berndt and
Heini Halberstam), David Boyd, John Brillhart, Michal Bulant, David Cantor, Harvey Cohn
(who eventually, in November 99, supplied me with a complete list), Jean Cougnard, Andrew
Granville, Peter Pleasants (aided by Nelson Stephens), Daniel Lazard, Odile Lecacheux,
Phil Leonard, Keith Matthews, Jim Milne, Hugh Montgomery, Richard Pinch, Eric Reyssat and
John Stillwell for contributing identifications.
Front Row: Mrs. van Lint, Robert
Rankin, Mrs. Rankin, Gina Birch, J. H. van Lint, L. J.
Mordell, Mrs. Mordell, Paul Erd÷s (with
Cheryl (" Che' ") Graham - Ron Graham's daughter), Mrs. Andrews.
Second Row: Mrs. J.B. Muskat (hidden), Mrs. T.R. Parkin (hidden),
George Andrews, Stefan
Burr, Mrs. S. Burr, Mrs. Pat Nickson,
Francis Coghlan, GÚrard Ligozat, John
Tate, Bryan Birch, A.O.L. Atkin, Helmut
Marshall Hall Jnr.
Third Row: Pierre Barrucand, Juliette Barrucand, Yvette Amice, Harvey
Cohn, Bernice Cohn, Bob
Churchhouse, Julia Churchhouse, John Hunter, Richard
Guy, Mrs. Kuroda, Michael Keates.
Fourth Row: Nelson Stephens, Ian
Angell, Andy Mc Gettrick, Mrs.
Strauss, Daniel Strauss, E. G. Strauss, Paul
Bateman, Fenella Rankin,
Mohinder Cheema, K. Kloos, S.
Fifth Row: Ian Anderson, Marie-Nicole Montouchet, M. G. Gras,
S. Fraenkel, Olga
Taussky-Todd, Synolda Butler, °. R°dseth, Susan Cohn, Debra Baumert, Anthony Cohn, Jean Pierre
Serre, John Leech.
Back Row: George
Greaves, Lyliane Bouvier, Jean
Zimmer, Christiane Martinet, Jacques
Pfister, S. Mossige, J.
Front Row: Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. H.
Fredricksen, Mrs. K. Kloos, Mrs. Cassels, Jane Pitman, Mrs.
J. Merriman, Felice Bateman, Sally Bateman, Harriet Cantor.
Second Row: E. S. Selmer, J. C. P. Miller, Ron
Graham (has a truly amazing web page), John Selfridge,
John Merriman, H. Tverberg, David Cantor, Andrzej Schinzel,
Helen Alderson, J. W. S.
Third Row: Michael Keates, Peter
D. H. Lehmer, Joseph Muskat, C.E. Fr÷berg, Robert Spira.
Fourth Row: H.G. Apsimon, Peter
M. Macbeath, O. Hermann, J.C. Herz, Georges Poitou,
Conway, John Chalk.
Fifth Row: V. Felsch, J. Larmouth, O. Kolberg, Bob Laxton, Peter Weinberger, Roger
Cook, Jonathan Hall, T.R. Parkin, J.H.E. Cohn, John Cosgrave
Back Row: H. J. Godwin, Fred
Kl°ve, H. Fredricksen, Jack
Howlett, A. L. Dulmage, Nathan
Mendelsohn, Leonard Baumert, Hans
Riesel, Harold Stark (a
link to more photos at "HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAROLD!!!").