John Griggs Thompson

1932 -

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John Thompson is an American mathematician best known for his proof (with Walter Feit) of one of the most important theorems on finite simple groups.
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Honours awarded to John Thompson
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AMS Cole Prize in Algebra1965
AMS Cole Prize for algebra1965
Speaker at International Congress1966
BMC morning speaker1969
Fields Medal1970
AMS Colloquium Lecturer1974
Fellow of the Royal Society1979
LMS Berwick Prize winner1982
Royal Society Sylvester Medal1985
Speaker at Groups St Andrews1989
Wolf Prize1992
Abel Prize2008


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. AMS (Classification of finite simple groups) [registration required]
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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