Profinite groups

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Profinite groups

Profinite objects are mathematical constructions used to collect, in a uniform manner, facts about infinitely many finite objects. We shall review recent progress in the theory of profinite groups, due to Nikolov and Segal, and its implications for finite groups. 

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Geometry and Topology


Laurent Bartholdi
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Carla Cederbaum
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Moritz Firsching, Johannes Niediek


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