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51 KAM Mathematical Colloquium

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Prof. Michael Aschbacher

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California Institute of Technology

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FINITE SIMPLE GROUPS

May 24, 2004
10:30 AM
Lecture hall S6

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Abstract

We begin with a brief explanation of why simple groups are important in
finite group theory. Then we describe the simple groups, discuss some
properties of these groups needed to effectively make use of the
classification of the finite simple groups, and give some indication of
how to establish such properties.