Stephen D. Smith Professor Emeritus, Mathematics University of Illinois at Chicago firstname.lastname@example.org office (720 SEO) 312-996-2442 (dept 312-996-3041; fax 312-996-1491) home 728 Wisconsin Oak Park IL 60304 708-848-3133 expected travel: Nov 7-9 Baton Rouge Jan 11-18 Washington DC + AMS Baltimore Jan 31-Feb 3 Caltech Feb 21-Mar 3 Galapagos vacation Apr 4-6 Portland OR (ARCE meeting) (logs of some recent trips visible at (click to view directory of triplog-pdfs))
I am interested in finite groups, with connections to finite geometry, combinatorics, algebraic topology, and computer science. Click below for a brief curriculum vitae, or farther down for papers.
An expository volume on "Subgroup complexes" has appeared as vol. 179 in Surveys and Monographs of the A.M.S.
An "outline" work with Aschbacher, Lyons, and Solomon "The classification of finite simple groups: groups of characteristic 2 type" is vol. 172 in Surveys and Monographs of the A.M.S. (This book won the 2012 AMS Steele Prize for Exposition.)
A joint work with Dave Benson "Classifying spaces of sporadic groups" is vol. 147 in Surveys and Monographs of the A.M.S.
A joint work with Michael Aschbacher "The classification of quasithin groups" is vols. 111 and 112 in Surveys and Monographs of the A.M.S. (This work completed the classification of the finite simple groups.)