# Definition:Fischer-Griess Monster

## Definition

The Fischer-Griess Monster is the automorphism group of the Griess algebra.

## Also known as

The Fischer-Griess Monster is also known as:

the Friendly Giant

or just:

the Monster.

## Source of Name

This entry was named for Bernd Fischer and Robert Louis Griess, Jr..

## Historical Note

The existence of the Fischer-Griess Monster was first deduced by Bernd Fischer in $1973$, but he did not publish this finding.

In $1976$, Robert Louis Griess, Jr. made the same discovery from a different direction.

In $1981$, Griess finally managed to construct the actual Fischer-Griess Monster itself.