||Reduced, tame and exotic fusion systems
||http://dx.doi.org/10.1112/p..., Restricted Access
||Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society
||87 - 152
||London Mathematical Society
||We define here two new classes of saturated fusion systems: reduced fusion systems and tame fusion systems. These are motivated by our attempts to better understand and search for exotic fusion systems: fusion systems which are not the fusion systems of any finite group. Our main theorems say that every saturated fusion system reduces to a reduced fusion system which is tame only if the original one is realizable and that every reduced fusion system which is not tame is the reduction of some exotic (nonrealizable) fusion system.