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Monster Group Talk

  1. Sep 18, 2009 #1
    So, let's suppose for a moment that I was interested in giving an informative but not-too-technical expository talk to fellow first-year math graduate students on the Monster Group. What books would you recommend I get my hands on to help achieve such a goal? Thanks in advance.
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  3. Sep 26, 2009 #2
    It may be too late to help you, but I recommend "Symmetry and the Monster" by Mark Ronan. It may be a little less technical than you are looking for-- it does not assume any mathematical background on the part of the reader-- but it's still a good read and includes some technical details, as well as insights into the personalities of many of the mathematicians involved in the classification of finite groups.
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