### Abstract

An axial algebra A is a commutative non-associative algebra generated by primitive idempotents, called axes, whose adjoint action on A is semisimple and multiplication of eigenvectors is controlled by a certain fusion law. Different fusion laws define different classes of axial algebras.

Axial algebras are inherently related to groups. Namely, when the fusion law is graded by an abelian group T, every axis a leads to a subgroup of automorphisms T

At the end we provide a list of examples for the Monster fusion law, computed using a magma implementation of our algorithm.

Axial algebras are inherently related to groups. Namely, when the fusion law is graded by an abelian group T, every axis a leads to a subgroup of automorphisms T

_{a}of A. The group generated by all T_{a}is called the Miyamoto group of the algebra. We describe a new algorithm for constructing axial algebras with a given Miyamoto group. A key feature of the algorithm is the expansion step, which allows us to overcome the 2-closedness restriction of Seress's algorithm computing Majorana algebras.At the end we provide a list of examples for the Monster fusion law, computed using a magma implementation of our algorithm.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 379-409 |

Number of pages | 34 |

Journal | Journal of Algebra |

Volume | 550 |

Early online date | 21 Jan 2020 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 15 May 2020 |

### Keywords

- axial algebra
- nonassociative algebra
- Majorana algebra
- finite groups
- algorithm

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## Cite this

McInroy, J., & Shpectorov, S. (2020). An expansion algorithm for constructing axial algebras.

*Journal of Algebra*,*550*, 379-409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalgebra.2019.12.018