Born Peebles, Scotland Residence UK Fields Mathematician Alma mater University of Oxford Doctoral advisor Kenneth Gravett Known for Work on pro-p groups and computational group theory
Along with Leonard Soicher, Leedham-Green designed the product replacement algorithm; an algorithm within computational group theory that generates random elements of groups by taking a random walk through the group. This algorithm has been implemented in both GAP and MAGMA.
He is responsible for a great body of work in group theory. In recent times, this has involved research in computational group theory and pro-p groups.
The 300th edition of the Journal of Algebra was dedicated to him for his 65th birthday. On the occasion of his retirement in 2006, the Mathematics Research Centre at Queen Mary held a conference in celebration of his mathematical achievements.
- Charles R. Leedham-Green, Leonard H. Soicher: Collection from the Left and Other Strategies. J. Symb. Comput. 9(5/6): 665-675 (1990)
- Charles R. Leedham-Green, Cheryl E. Praeger, Leonard H. Soicher: Computing with Group Homomorphisms. J. Symb. Comput. 12(4/5): 527-532 (1991)
- Derek F. Holt, C. R. Leedham-Green, E. A. O'Brien and Sarah Rees: Testing Matrix Groups for Primitivity. Journal of Algebra, Volume 184, Issue 3, 15 September 1996, Pages 795-817
- Derek F. Holt, C. R. Leedham-Green, E. A. O'Brien and Sarah Rees: Computing Matrix Group Decompositions with Respect to a Normal Subgroup. Journal of Algebra, Volume 184, Issue 3, 15 September 1996, Pages 818-838.
- C. R. Leedham-Green and E. A. O'Brien: Tensor Products are Projective Geometries. Journal of Algebra, Volume 189, Issue 2, 15 March 1997, Pages 514-528
- Robert Beals, Charles R. Leedham-Green, Alice C. Niemeyer, Cheryl E. Praeger, Ákos Seress: Permutations With Restricted Cycle Structure And An Algorithmic Application. Combinatorics, Probability & Computing 11(5): (2002)
- C. R. Leedham-Green and E. A. O'Brien: Recognising tensor-induced matrix groups. Journal of Algebra, Volume 253, Issue 1, 1 July 2002, Pages 14–30
- Nigel Boston and Charles Leedham-Green: Explicit computation of Galois p-groups unramified at p. Journal of Algebra, Volume 256, Issue 2, 15 October 2002, Pages 402-413.
- Charles Leedham-Green and Sue McKay: The Structure of Groups of Prime Power Order (2002)
- John J. Cannon, Bettina Eick, Charles R. Leedham-Green: Special polycyclic generating sequences for finite soluble groups. J. Symb. Comput. 38(5): 1445-1460 (2004)
- Robert Beals, Charles R. Leedham-Green, Alice C. Niemeyer, Cheryl E. Praeger and Ákos Seress: Constructive recognition of finite alternating and symmetric groups acting as matrix groups on their natural permutation modules. Journal of Algebra, Volume 292, Issue 1, 1 October 2005, Pages 4–46
- S.P. Glasby, C.R. Leedham-Green and E.A. O'Brien: Writing projective representations over subfields. Journal of Algebra, Volume 295, Issue 1, 1 January 2006, Pages 51–61
- ^ The Mathematics Genealogy Project
- ^ The Product Replacement Algorithm is Polynomial
- ^ Journal of Algebra, Volume 300, Issue 1: Computational Algebra Special Issue Celebrating the 65th birthday of Charles Leedham-Green.
- ^ Groups and Computation 2006: A Leedham-Green Fest.
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