John Leech (mathematician)

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John Leech
Born(1926-07-21)21 July 1926
Died28 September 1992(1992-09-28) (aged 66)
NationalityBritish
OccupationMathematician
Known forLeech lattice

John Leech (21 July 1926 in Weybridge, Surrey – 28 September 1992 in Scotland) was a British mathematician working in number theory, geometry and combinatorial group theory. He is best known for his discovery of the Leech lattice in 1965. He also discovered Ta(3) in 1957. Leech was married to Jenifer Haselgrove, a British radio scientist.

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