Robert Arnott Wilson

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Robert Wilson
Born Robert Arnott Wilson
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Known for
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Queen Mary, University of London
Thesis Maximal Subgroups of Some Finite Simple Groups (1983)
Doctoral advisor John Horton Conway
Doctoral students
  • Peter Walsh
  • Stephen Linton
  • Ibrahim Suleiman

Robert Arnott Wilson (born 1958) is a retired mathematician in London, England, who is best known for his work on classifying the maximal subgroups of finite simple groups and for the work in the Monster group. He is also an accomplished violin, viola and piano player, having played as the principal viola in the Sinfonia of Birmingham. Due to a damaged finger, he now principally plays the Kora.[1]


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  1. ^ "Robert Wilson's web page". Robert Wilson. 

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