Walter Ledermann

1911 - 2009

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Walter Ledermann graduated from Berlin but was forced to leave Germany in 1933 to avoid Nazi persecution. He came to St Andrews and studied under Turnbull. He worked at Dundee and St Andrews until after World War II when he moved to Manchester and then to the University of Sussex. He is especially known for his work in homology, group theory and number theory.
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List of References (6 books/articles)

A Poster of Walter Ledermann

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Ledermann's memoir: Encounters of a mathematician
  2. Ledermann's St Andrews interview
  3. H W Turnbull's LMS Obituary by Ledermann
  4. Ledermann: "Finite Groups"
  5. Ledermann: "Complex Numbers"
  6. Library of Mathematics
  7. Obituary: The Independent
  8. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to Walter Ledermann
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Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1944
BMC morning speaker1954, 1967, 1991


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  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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