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

Author(s)

Laurent Bartholdi
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Moritz Firsching, Johannes Niediek

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2016-014-EN

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

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