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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
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A brief history of the classification of the finite simple groups


Author: Ronald Solomon
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 38 (2001), 315-352
MSC (2000): Primary 20D05
Published electronically: March 27, 2001
MathSciNet review: 1824893
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We present some highlights of the 110-year project to classify the finite simple groups.


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Ronald Solomon
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210
Email: solomon@math.ohio-state.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-01-00909-0
PII: S 0273-0979(01)00909-0
Received by editor(s): September 18, 2000
Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 15, 2000
Published electronically: March 27, 2001
Additional Notes: Research partially supported by an NSF grant
Article copyright: © Copyright 2001 American Mathematical Society