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Tag Archives: Classification of Finite Simple Groups
Workshop on BannaiIto theory
The original purpose of our trip to China was to speak at an international workshop on BannaiIto theory at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, a popular Chinese tourist destination. Hangzhou is set on an artificial (but centuries old) lake, with islands, … Continue reading
Prospects in Mathematics, 2
I didn’t say anything about my own talk at the Prospects in Mathematics meeting. But soon afterwards I was rereading Lee Smolin’s 2006 book The Trouble with Physics, and it resonated with some of the things I said. My topic … Continue reading
Posted in doing mathematics, events
Tagged CFSG, Classification of Finite Simple Groups, Lee Smolin, string theory
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A crash course on group theory
I have just finished a crash course on group theory at Universidade de Lisboa. The notes are here. From the preface: On a visit to Universidade de Lisboa in November 2016, I was asked to give a “crash course” in … Continue reading
Posted in Lecture notes
Tagged Classification of Finite Simple Groups, finite groups, firstorder logic, groups of prime power order, infinite groups, JordanHolder Theorem, locally finite groups, oligomorphic permutation groups, periodic groups, profinite groups, residually finite groups, Sylow's theorem, topology
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Asymptotic group theory, 2
Inna Capdeboscq started proceedings this morning with a talk about one small part of the secondgeneration (Gorenstein–Lyons–Solomon) proof of the Classification of Finite Simple Groups. What she described will be volume 8 of the complete proof, if I remember correctly. … Continue reading
Commuting graph, 2
Last week Chris Parker gave a very interesting talk in the London Algebra Colloquium on this topic. It is an excellent example of a curious phenomenon. If you look for your keys under the lamppost, then in a Borgesian way … Continue reading
Posted in exposition
Tagged Borges, CFSG, Classification of Finite Simple Groups, special 2groups
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