On minimal factorisations of sporadic groups

Petra Elisabeth Holmes

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Minimal factorisations of groups can be used in cryptography. It is not yet known if one exists for each finite group, although it has been shown that a minimal counterexample of a group without one must be simple. We prove existence of minimal factorisations for some sporadic groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-440
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Experimental Mathematics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • simple groups
  • sporadic groups
  • cryptography


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