Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr.
16 April 1949 |
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley
University of Leiden
|Alma mater||University of Amsterdam|
|Doctoral advisor||Frans Oort|
|Doctoral students||Daniel J. Bernstein
William A. Stein
Lenstra received his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam in 1977 and became a professor there in 1978. In 1987 he was appointed to the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley; starting in 1998, he divided his time between Berkeley and the University of Leiden, until 2003, when he retired from Berkeley to take a full-time position at Leiden.
Lenstra has worked principally in computational number theory and is well known as the discoverer of the elliptic curve factorization method and a co-discoverer of the Lenstra–Lenstra–Lovász lattice basis reduction algorithm.
Three of his brothers, Arjen Lenstra, Andries Lenstra, and Jan Karel Lenstra, are also mathematicians. Jan Karel Lenstra is the former director of the Netherlands Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). Hendrik Lenstra was the Chairman of the Program Committee of the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010.
Awards and honors
- Euclidean Number Fields. Parts 1-3, Mathematical Intelligencer 1980
- Factoring integers with elliptic curves. Annals of Mathematics, vol. 126, 1987, pp. 649–673
- with A. K. Lenstra: Algorithms in Number Theory. pp. 673–716, In Jan van Leeuwen (ed.): Handbook of Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. A: Algorithms and Complexity. Elsevier and MIT Press 1990, ISBN 0-444-88071-2, ISBN 0-262-22038-5.
- Algorithms in Algebraic Number Theory. Bulletin AMS, vol. 26, 1992, pp. 211–244.
- Primality testing algorithms. Séminaire Bourbaki 1981.
- with Stevenhagen: Artin reciprocity and Mersenne Primes. Nieuw Archief for Wiskunde 2000.
- with Stevenhagen: Chebotarev and his density theorem. Mathematical Intelligencer 1992 (Online at Lenstra's Homepage).
- Profinite Fibonacci Numbers, December 2005, PDF
- "Crytocoinnews.com speculation that Lenstra might be Satoshi Nakamoto".
- "Home Page: Emeritus professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley".
- "Hendrik W. Lenstra"., Homepage at the Leiden Mathematisch Instituut
- Hendrik Lenstra at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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