Bernd Fischer

Mathematician, Person

1936 –

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Who is Bernd Fischer?

Bernd Fischer is a German mathematician.

He is best known to his contributions to the classification of finite simple groups, and he discovered several of the sporadic groups: he introduced 3-transposition groups and constructed the three Fischer groups, described the Baby Monster and computed its character table, and predicted the existence of the monster group.

He did his PhD in 1963 at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main under the direction of Reinhold Baer.

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Born
1936
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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