Mathematician:Bernd Fischer

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Mathematician

German mathematician best known to his contributions to the classification of finite simple groups.

Discovered several of the sporadic groups:

Introduced 3-transposition groups
Constructed the three Fischer groups
Described the Baby Monster and computed its character table
Predicted the existence of the Fischer-Griess Monster.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: 18 December 1936


Theorems and Definitions

Definitions of concepts named for Bernd Fischer can be found here.


Publications