|Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Location: Amphitheatre Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) (4:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Title: Distinguished University Professorship Lecture - The sporadic simple groups: 26 characters in search of an oracle
Abstract: Finite simple groups consist of 18 infinite families (mostly groups of Lie type over finite fields) plus 26 sporadic groups. Five Mathieu groups arose in 19th century and 21 sporadic groups were discovered 1965-1975. We discuss history, UM faculty contributions, the Monster, and unexpected sporadic connections with mathematics and physics.
Speaker: Robert Griess
Institution: University of Michigan