# 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.