The paper presents a method which allows to construct smooth finite nonsolvable group actions on spheres with prescribed fixed point data. The idea is to consider an action on a disk with the required fixed point data, and then to apply equivariant surgery to the equivariant double of the disk to remove the second copy of the fixed point data. In this paper, the method is applied to construct smooth group actions on spheres with exactly one fixed point, and more general actions with fixed point set diffeomorphic to any given closed stably parallelizable smooth manifold. The method is expected to be useful for constructions of smooth group actions on spheres with more complicated fixed point data.
ASJC Scopus subject areas