A Brief Introduction to the Finite Simple Groups

  • Robert L. GriessJr.
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications book series (MSRI, volume 3)

Abstract

At this conference on vertex operators, we see more evidence that the theory of finite simple groups and the theory of vertex operators have a serious mathematical relationship. Because many conference participants have not worked in abstract algebra, a few brief statements about the current state of things in finite simple group theory seems in order. A number of recent articles [Gr4] [Gr5] and the book of Gorenstein [Go2] go into this subject in detail. Accordingly, I will limit myself to a few items which might be of greatest interest to those who work on vertex operator theory. I hope that workers in vertex operator theory become familiar with the finite simple groups. My feeling is that more interaction between these two subjects is forthcoming.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. GriessJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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