Michael Aschbacher

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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

Life

Personal life

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

Professional life

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.

Contemporaries

Advisor

Aschbacher worked under Richard Bruck.

Collaborators

Students

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