In February 1981, the classification of the finite simple groups (D1)* was completed,†‡ representing one of the most remarkable achievements in the history or mathematics. Involving the combined efforts of several hundred mathematicians from around the world over a period of 30 years, the full proof covered something between 5,000 and 10,000 journal pages, spread over 300 to 500 individual papers.
KeywordsSimple Group Permutation Group Finite Simple Group Classification Theorem Sporadic Group
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