Hendrik Lenstra honored Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw
On Friday April 24th, after a day of festivities in honor of his 60th birthday, Hendrik Lenstra was awarded the distinction of `Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw' by the mayor of the city of Leiden.
Hendrik Lenstra obtained this distinction for his many significant contributions to mathematics - like the LLL-algorithm and his method for factoring numbers with elliptic curves - and for his contributions to the popularisation of mathematics. In this respect the mayor mentioned the Pi-in-de-Pieterskerk project, and Lenstra's work around Escher's Prentententoonstelling. Read more (in Dutch).