A 3-local characterization of U6(2) and Fi22

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The unitary group U-6(2), often referred to as Fi(21), and the sporadic simple group Fi(22), discovered by Fischer [B. Fischer, Finite groups generated by 3-transpositions. 1, Invent. Math. 13 (1971) 232246 [6]], are characterized by specifying partial information about the structure of the normalizer of a non-trivial 3-central cyclic subgroup. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-728
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Algebra
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2006


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