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Volume 2015, Article ID 587629, 15 pages
Research Article

Involutions in the Automorphism Groups of Small Sporadic Simple Groups

School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester, Alan Turing Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 6PL, UK

Received 31 July 2014; Accepted 26 November 2014

Academic Editor: Peter Fleischmann

Copyright © 2015 Chris Bates et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


For each of fifteen of the sporadic finite simple groups we determine the suborbits of its automorphism group in its conjugation action upon its involutions. Representatives are obtained as words in standard generators.