Imre Leader

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Imre Leader
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Born (1963-10-30) 30 October 1963 (age 52)
Residence Cambridge, England
Fields Combinatorics
Alma mater Cambridge University
Thesis Discrete Isoperimetric Inequalities and Other Combinatorial Results (1989)
Doctoral advisor Béla Bollobás
Doctoral students John Talbot
Adrian Sanders
Paul Russell
J. Robert Johnson
Demetres Christofides
Simon Griffiths
David Ellis
Notable awards Whitehead Prize (1999)

Imre Bennett Leader is a British mathematician and Othello player. He is Professor of Pure Mathematics, specifically combinatorics, at the University of Cambridge.

He was educated at St Paul's School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1981 he was a member of the United Kingdom team at the International Mathematical Olympiad, where he won a silver medal.[1] In 1999-2001, he led the UK IMO team as its chief trainer.

He has been the most consistently successful Othello player in Britain, winning the national championship 12 times between 1983 and 2016. In 1983, he was runner-up in the World Othello Championship, and in 1988, he was on the UK team that won the World Team Championship.[2]

In mathematics, his work has concentrated on combinatorics. He completed his PhD, entitled Discrete Isoperimetric Inequalities and Other Combinatorial Results, in 1989, supervised by Béla Bollobás.[3] Godson of mathematical philosopher Imre Lakatos, he is currently a fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge.[4]


External links[edit]

  • Some publications from DBLP [1]
Preceded by
Adam McBride
UK International Mathematical Olympiad Team Leader
Succeeded by
Geoff Smith