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# John Pollard

*John M. Pollard* (? - ) British mathematician, best known for devising various integer factorization algorithms, such as Pollard’s $p-1$ method and Pollard’s $\rho$ method. Pollard has Erdős number 3: he coauthored with Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr. (and others) a paper of the number field sieve in Lecture Notes in Math., 1554, who collaborated with Jeffrey Shallit on a paper on continued fractions for Math. Comp. 61, who co-authored with Erdős “New bounds on the length of finite Pierce and Engel series” in SÃ©m. ThÃ©or. Nombres Bordeaux 2 3.

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