John G. Thompson

American mathematician

John Griggs Thompson (born October 13, 1932) is an American mathematician. He works at the University of Florida. He is known for his work in the field of finite groups. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970, the Wolf Prize in 1992 and the 2008 Abel Prize.

John Thompson
John Thompson in 2007
Born (1932-10-13) October 13, 1932 (age 91)
Alma materYale University (B.A. 1955)
University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1959)
AwardsCole Prize (1965)
Fields Medal (1970)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1979)
Senior Berwick Prize (1982)
Sylvester Medal (1985)
Wolf Prize (1992)
Médaille Poincaré (1992)[1][2]
National Medal of Science (2000)
Abel Prize (2008)
De Morgan Medal (2013)
Scientific career
FieldsGroup theory
InstitutionsHarvard University (1961–62)
University of Chicago (1962–68)
University of Cambridge (1968–93)
University of Florida (1993–present)
ThesisA Proof that a Finite Group with a Fixed-Point-Free Automorphism of Prime Order is Nilpotent (1959)
Doctoral advisorSaunders Mac Lane
Doctoral studentsR. L. Griess
Richard Lyons
Charles Sims

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