Walter Ledermann

lived from 1911 to 2009

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.

Find out more at:
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Ledermann.html