Stephen D. Smith Professor Emeritus, Mathematics University of Illinois at Chicago email@example.com 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: Sept 7-23 UK: Cambridge (Thompson80) + Oxford Oct 11-13 Durham NC Oct 17-20 AMS-St.Louis Nov 22-Dec 9 Egypt
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 just 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.)