Michael Aschbacher is being awarded The Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics

The Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics 2011 is being awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to Michael Aschbacher “for his fundamental contributions to one of the largest mathematical projects ever, the classification of finite simple groups, notably his contribution to the quasi-thin case”.
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