PIMS/UBC Distinguished Colloquium: Robert Guralnick

  • Date: 03/14/2014
  • Time: 15:00
Robert Guralnick, University of Southern California

University of British Columbia


Finite Simple Groups and Applications


The classification of finite simple groups is of fundamental importance in mathematics. It is also one of the longest and most complicated proofs in mathematics.


We will very briefly discuss the result and a bit of history and then explain how it can and has been used to solve problems in many areas. We will end with mentioning some specific and perhaps surprising consequences in various fields.


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Location: ESB 2012


Preceded by a reception in PIMS Lounge (ESB 4133) at 2:30pmĀ