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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.
- Born: 18 December 1936
Theorems and Definitions
Definitions of concepts named for Bernd Fischer can be found here.