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John Thompson



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Born  October 13, 1932 Ottawa, Kansas, U.S.

Nationality  American 
Alma mater  Yale University (B.A. 1955) University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1959) 
Awards  Cole Prize (1965) Fields Medal (1970) Fellow of the Royal Society (1979) Senior Berwick Prize (1982) Sylvester Medal (1985) Wolf Prize (1992) Médaille Poincaré (1992) National Medal of Science (2000) Abel Prize (2008) De Morgan Medal (2013) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Group theory 
Institutions  Harvard University (1961–62) University of Chicago (1962–68) University of Cambridge (1968–93) University of Florida (1993–present) 
Thesis  A Proof that a Finite Group with a FixedPointFree Automorphism of Prime Order is Nilpotent (1959) 
Doctoral advisor  Saunders Mac Lane 
Doctoral students  R. L. Griess Richard Lyons Charles Sims 
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.
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