# Daniel Gorenstein

*This article is about a American group theorist (a American person working in group theory)*

*This person worked in/on:* Classification of finite simple groups

*This article or section of article is sourced from*:MacTutor

## Contents

## Life

### Personal life

Daniel Gorenstein (1 Jan 1923-26 Aug 1992) was an American mathematician.

### Professional life

- 1950: Received Ph.D. from Harvard University
- 1951: Gorenstein accepted a teaching position at Clark University
- 1975: Gorenstein joined Rutgers University

## Work

### Group theory

Gorenstein was among the mathematicians who worked on the Classification of finite simple groups, starting from the year 1960.

- 1960-61: Began a long collaboration with Walter on group theory, and also interacted with Brauer, Suzuki, Higman, Graham and Ito.
- 1968: Wrote a book titled
*Finite groups*describing the then state-of-the-art in the classification of finite simple group. - 1982: Wrote a book titled
*Finite simple groups: an introduction to their classification* - 1983: Wrote (jointly with Lyons) a book titled
*The local structure of finite groups of characteristic 2 type* - 1994: Wrote (along with Lyons and Solomon) a book titled
*The classification of finite simple groups*

## Contemporaries

### Advisor

Gorenstein worked under Saunders Maclane.

### Collaborators

Gorenstein collaborated with many others working on the classification of finite simple groups, including: