Compact Periodic Groups

Wolfgang N.Herfort,
(Technical University, Vienna)

Compact torsion groups have been studied in the context of harmonic analysis, but, being profinite groups, their study leads to questions connected to the restricted Burnside Problem. During the last ten years enormous progress has been made (E.Zelmanov, Y.Medvedev). In my talk I shall present some of the earlier results due to J.Mc.Mullen, Herfort, J.Wilson and try comment on it.