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John Thompson
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John Thompson in 2007
Born October 13, 1932 (1932-10-13) (age 89)
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale University (B.A. 1955)
University of Chicago (Ph.D. 1959)
Awards Cole Prize (1965)
Fields Medal (1970)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1979)
Senior Berwick Prize (1982)
Sylvester Medal (1985)
Wolf Prize (1992)
Médaille Poincaré (1992)
National Medal of Science (2000)
Abel Prize (2008)
De Morgan Medal (2013)
Scientific career
Fields Group theory
Institutions Harvard University (1961–62)
University of Chicago (1962–68)
University of Cambridge (1968–93)
University of Florida (1993–present)
Thesis A Proof that a Finite Group with a Fixed-Point-Free Automorphism of Prime Order is Nilpotent (1959)
Doctoral advisor Saunders Mac Lane
Doctoral students R. L. Griess
Richard Lyons
Charles Sims

John Griggs Thompson (born October 13, 1932) is an American mathematician. He works at the University of Florida. He is known for his work in the field of finite groups. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1970, the Wolf Prize in 1992 and the 2008 Abel Prize.

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