Michio Suzuki

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Michio Suzuki
Born (1926-10-02)October 2, 1926
Chiba, Japan
Died May 31, 1998(1998-05-31) (aged 71)
Mitaka, Japan
Nationality Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Known for Suzuki groups
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctoral advisor Shokichi Iyanaga
Doctoral students Anne Street
Tuval Foguel

Michio Suzuki (鈴木 通夫, Suzuki Michio, October 2, 1926 – May 31, 1998) was a Japanese mathematician who studied group theory.

Biography

He was a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1953 to his death. He also had visiting positions at the University of Chicago (1960–61), the Institute for Advanced Study (1962–63, 1968–69, spring 1981), the University of Tokyo (spring 1971), and the University of Padua (1994). Suzuki received his Ph.D in 1952 from the University of Tokyo, despite having moved to the United States the previous year. He was the first to attack the Burnside conjecture, that every finite non-abelian simple group has even order.

A notable achievement was his discovery in 1960 of the Suzuki groups, an infinite family of the only non-abelian simple groups whose order is not divisible by 3. The smallest, of order 29120, was the first simple group of order less than 1 million to be discovered since Dickson's list of 1900.

He classified several classes of simple groups of small rank, including the CIT-groups and C-groups and CA-groups.

There is also a sporadic simple group called the Suzuki group, which he announced in 1968. The Tits ovoid is also referred to as the Suzuki ovoid.

He wrote several textbooks in Japanese.

See also

Publications

References

  1. ^ Alperin, J. L. (1987). "Review: Group theory, II, by M. Suzuki". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 17 (2): 339–340. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1987-15583-2. 
  • [1] M. Aschbacher, H. Bender, W. Feit, R. Solomon, Michio Suzuki (1926–1998), Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 46 (1999), no. 5, 543–551.
  • Harada, Koichiro (2001), "=Michio Suzuki", Groups and combinatorics—in memory of Michio Suzuki (PDF), Adv. Stud. Pure Math., 32, Tokyo: Math. Soc. Japan, pp. 1–39, MR 1893490 

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