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 ===============
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:
Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH)
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