Department/School of the Primary Author

Science and Mathematics


Monstrous moonshine, the Monster, modular functions, the J-function, representation theory, character theory, group theory




The Conway-Norton monstrous moonshine conjecture set off a quest to discover the connection between the Monster and the J-function. The goal of this paper is to give an overview of the components of the conjecture, the conjecture itself, and some of the ideas that led to its solution. Special focus is given to Klein's J-function.

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