Friday, November 16, 2007

Symmetry and the Monster

A mathematics talk in RealVideo: use RealPlayer and open the following URL (write as one line):
http://streaming.mediares.ucl.ac.uk/
ramgen/Lunchtime_Lectures/LHL07/
LHL_Symmetry_And_The_Monster.smil
The speaker, Mark Ronan, covers some history about the solutions to quintic equations, Galois's life, etc. Since 22:00 or so, he talks about the classification of finite groups. One minute later, the Monster enters the scene.

Hat tip: Prof John McKay, thanks!

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