Mathematician:Hendrik Willem Lenstra Jr.
Dutch mathematician working principally in computational number theory.
Well known as the discoverer of the elliptic curve factorization method.
Co-discoverer of the Lenstra-Lenstra-Lovász Lattice Basis Reduction Algorithm.
The Cohen-Lenstra Heuristics, a set of precise conjectures about the structure of class groups of quadratic fields, is named after him.
- Born: 16 April 1949 in Zaandam
Theorems and Definitions
- Lenstra-Lenstra-Lovász Lattice Basis Reduction Algorithm (with Arjen Klaas Lenstra and László Lovász)
- Cohen-Lenstra Heuristics (with Henri Cohen)
- Prime Decomposition of 9th Fermat Number (with Arjen Klaas Lenstra, Mark Steven Manasse and John Michael Pollard)