Professor Paalman-de Miranda was born in Surinam.

Aida B. Paalman-De Miranda was born in Surinam and traveled to The Netherlands, where she studied at the University of Amsterdam under the famous Dutch Topologist Johannes deGroot. She has retired from the faculty of the University of Amsterdam.

A colloquium to mark Professor Paalman-de Miranda's retirement was held at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1997-09-12.

She published a book, and 11 papers.

Her book was on topological semigroups and her 11 papers ranged on topics from contructions with rulers and compasses to groups with a small number of automorphisms.

Book:

1. **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __Topological semigroups__. Mathematical Centre Tracts, 11 Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam 1964.

papers:

11. **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __Constructions with ruler and compasses__. (Dutch) Geometry, from art to science (Dutch), 47--56, CWI Syllabi, 33, Math. Centrum, Centrum Wisk. Inform., Amsterdam, 1993.

10. **Paalman-de Miranda, Aïda B.** __A note on $W$-groups__. Math. Systems Theory **5**(1971), 168--171.

9. **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __Topological representation of semigroups__. 1967 General Topology and its Relations to Modern Analysis and Algebra, II (Proc. Second Prague Topological Sympos., 1966) 276--282

8. **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __Topological representation of semigroups__. Math. Centrum Amsterdam Afd. Zuivere Wisk. 1966

7. **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __Finitely generated commutative semigroups__. (Dutch) Math. Centrum Amsterdam Afd. Zuivere Wisk. 1965

6. **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __Completely simple semigroups with a null elemen__t. (Dutch) Math. Centrum Amsterdam Afd. Zuivere Wisk. 1964.

5. Baayen, P. C.; **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __Disjoint open and closed sets in the complement of a discrete space in its \v Cech-Stone compactification__. (Dutch) Math. Centrum Amsterdam Afd. Zuivere Wisk. 1963 1963 ZW-008, 3 pp.

4. **Paalman-de Miranda, A. B.** __The space of a topological group__. (Dutch) Math. Centrum Amsterdam Afd. Zuivere Wisk. 1963.

2. Helmberg, Gilbert; **Paalman-de Miranda, Aida** __Almost no sequence is well distributed__. Nederl. Akad. Wetensch. Proc. Ser. A **67** = Indag. Math. **26** 1964 488--492.

1. de Vries, H.; **de Miranda, A. B.** __Groups with a small number of automorphisms__. Math. Z **68 **1958 450--464.

I must thank Jan Aarts of Delfst University (The Netherlands) for this information.