Technion Michael Aschbacher - FINITE SIMPLE GROUPS As already announced (see below), the lecture of Prof. Michael Aschbacher is scheduled to take place on Wed. 16/5/12 in Amado 232 at 15:30. Note that because of the student day festival (Yom Hastudent), access to the Amado building after 3 pm, will be possible only from floor 0 (floors 2 & 3 will be closed). Furthermore, approximately at 14:30 we will decide whether the lecture will indeed take place in Amado 232 as planned or be moved (because of the noise) to a room that we have reserved in the nearby Civil Engineering building. In case we move, we'll all walk together from Amado to the Civil Eng. building. In that case the lecture of Prof. Aschbacher will start at 15:40. We are sorry for the inconvenience. =============== The original announcement =============== Technion Department of Mathematics Special Colloquium Speaker: Professor Michael Aschbacher Wolf prize recipient California Institute of Technology Title: Finite Simple Groups Date: Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 at 15:30 Place: Auditorium 232, Amado Building Abstract: The classification of the finite simple groups supplies us with a list of simple groups. I'll describe those groups as automorphism groups of various interesting objects, and give some history of their discovery. The talk will be expository and accessible to anyone who has taken a good undergraduate algebra course. Refreshments will be served at 15:00 in the Mathematics faculty lounge 8th floor Amado building. Prof. Aschbacher's personal page: <http://www.math.caltech.edu/people/asch.html> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Eli Aljadeff <elialjadeff@gmail.com>