Derrick Lehmer

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Derrick LehmerName: Derrick Henry (Dick) Lehmer

Born: February 23, 1905, in Berkeley, California USA

Death: May 22, 1991 (Age: 86)

Computer-related contributions

  • American mathematician who refined Édouard Lucas' work in the 1930s and devised the Lucas-Lehmer test for Mersenne primes.
  • Known for the following mathematical and computer-related concepts:
    • Lehmer's polynomial.
    • Lehmer matrix.
    • Lehmer sieve.
    • Lehmer-Schur algorithm.
    • Lehmer's GCD algorithm.
    • Lehmer code.
    • Lehmer's conjecture.
    • Lehmer number.
    • Lucas-Lehmer test.
    • Lehmer random number generator.
    • Lehmer mean.