The Rolf Schock Prize 2011: The Classification of finite simple groups
The Rolf Schock Prize symposium in mathematics 2011 in honor of The Rolf Schock Prize laureate in mathematics Prof Michael Aschbacher. The lectures are available as video on demand at http://kvatv.se.
Beijersalen, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien
Lilla Frescativägen 4A
Prof Michael Aschbacher
The Rolf Schock Prize Laureate in Mathematics
California Institute of Technology, CA, USA
Prof John Griggs Thompson
University of Cambridge, UK
Prof Stephen Smith
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
Prof Ronald Solomon
The Ohio State University, OH, USA
Video on demand
Applying the classification in other areas of mathematics, Michael Aschbacher
Watch all the lectures at KVATV.se
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. Register further down at this page.
The Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics 2011 is being awarded to Michael Aschbacher “for his
fundamental contributions to one of the largest mathematical projects ever, the classification of
finite simple groups, notably his contribution to the quasi-thin case”.
Michael Aschbacher is the Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. He has made fundamental contributions to group theory, especially regarding the classification of finite simple groups. He was awarded the Cole Prize by the American Mathematical Society in 1980, and became a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1990.
The Rolf Schock Prizes are triennial and are awarded in the fields of logic and philosophy, mathematics, the visual arts and the musical arts. The prize amount is SEK 500,000 per category (USD 75,000), making a total of SEK 2 million. The prizes are awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The prize award ceremony will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 2 November 2011.
Registered participants are invited to participate in an informal mingle after the symposium
The symposium is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. Please note that registration is binding.