Imre Leader
Imre Bennett Leader is a British mathematician
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 and Professor
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 of Pure Mathematics, specifically combinatorics, at the University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge
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Educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Cambridge
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, he was also a member of the United Kingdom
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 team in the International Mathematical Olympiad
International Mathematical Olympiad
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 in 1981, winning a silver medal; he later led the UK team in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

He has been the most consistently successful Othello
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 player in Britain, winning the national championship in 1983, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010. He was runner-up in the World Othello Championship in 1983, and was part of the UK team that won the World Team Championship in 1988.

His work has concentrated on combinatorial mathematics. He completed his PhD
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, entitled Discrete Isoperimetric Inequalities and Other Combinatorial Results, in 1989, supervised by Béla Bollobás
Béla Bollobás
Béla Bollobás FRS is a Hungarian-born British mathematician who has worked in various areas of mathematics, including functional analysis, combinatorics, graph theory and percolation. As a student, he took part in the first three International Mathematical Olympiads, winning two gold medals...

. He is currently a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

He is the godson of Imre Lakatos
Imre Lakatos
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