Ronald Solomon featured in Scientific American

June 30, 2015
photo of Ronald Solomon

OSU Mathematics Professor Emeritus Ronald Solomon is featured in the article The Whole Universe Catalog, which appeared in the July 2015 issue of Scientific American. This article explains in simple terms the classification of finite simple groups, termed 'the Enormous Theorem'. It gives an account on the history of the proof, and describes the ongoing effort of producing a more streamlined proof of the classification that is more accessible. This effort is led by Daniel Gorenstein, Michael Aschbacher, Richard Lyons, Stephen Smith, and Solomon.