# Michael Aschbacher

*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 is about a person who is alive*

*This person is currently working at:* California Institute of Technology

## Contents

## Life

### Personal life

Michael Aschbacher (April 8, 1944 - ) is an American mathematician.

### Professional life

- 1966: Aschbacher completed his B.S. at California Institute of Technology
- 1969: Received Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison

## Work

### Group theory

Aschbacher was among the mathematicians who worked in the Classification of finite simple groups, his contributions being over the period 1970-80. Later, along with Smith, Aschbacher fixed a gap in the proof of the classification for the case of quasithin groups. He is also among the mathematicians who has worked on a second-generation classification proof.