Barrington Gets Simple
David Barrington is famous for solving a long standing open conjecture. What I love about his result is that not only was it open for years, not only is his solution beautiful, but he also proved it was false. Most of us who had worked on the problem guessed the other way: we thought for sure it was true. Again conventional wisdom was wrong. This makes me wonder about other problems.
KeywordsBoolean Function Simple Group Nilpotent Group Conventional Wisdom Solvable Group
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