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.