# What is the monster

@article{Borcherds2002WhatIT, title={What is the monster}, author={Richard E. Borcherds}, journal={arXiv: Group Theory}, year={2002} }

about equal to the number of elementary particles in the planet Jupiter. The monster was originally predicted to exist by Fischer and by Griess in the early 1970’s. Griess constructed it a few years later in an extraordinary tour de force as the group of linear transformations on a vector space of dimension 196883 that preserved a certain commutative but non-associative bilinear product, now called the Griess product. Our knowledge of the structure and representations of the monster is now…

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