# Tagged Questions

Homotopy, stable homotopy, homology and cohomology, homotopical algebra.

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### Classifying map for a surface bundle

Let $E\longrightarrow X$ be a surface (with holes) bundle. The structure group is then $M_{g, s}$, the mapping class group of the fiber. It follows from the famous work of Penner that the classifying ...
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### Spinor bundle of line bundle

Given any complex line bundle over a manifold $L\to M$, we know this admits a canonical Hermitian spinor bundle $S$. Suppose we know the first Chern class of the line bundle, i.e. $c_1(L)$ is known. ...
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### Algebraic Geometry for Topologists

As someone who is familiar with algebraic topology, say, at the level of Hatcher's book, and familiar with homological algebra and categories and applications in topology but has no idea what a ...
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### Random Variables with Simply Connected Support [on hold]

Let $X$ be a random variable with simply connected support on real line. Define $Z_n=\sum_{i=1}^n X_i$ and $X_i\sim X$ for all $i$. Does $Z_n$ has simply connected support, for all $n\geq 1$?
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### Where should I look for computing the intersection homology of projective varieties?

I'm learning about intersection cohomology topologically through MacPherson's "New York Times Article". This is a very nice guide which gives a nice idea on how to use these methods for low-...
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### Twists of equivariant spectra

Let $A$ be a spectrum, defined by deloopings $A_n$ (n an integer). Then the identity $A = S^1\wedge A_1$ together with antipodal equivariant spectrum structure on $S^1$ gives genuine $\mathbb{Z}/2$-...
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### Example of bundle-mapping over $S^4$ with singularity $S^2$

Could anyone give a non-trivial example of a bundle-mapping over $S^4$, i.e. find two complex rank 2 vector bundles $E_0,E_1$ over $S^4$ and a bundle mapping $$0\to E_0\overset{v}{\to}E_1\to0$$ such ...
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### Rank 2 vector bundles over $\mathbb CP^2$

Is there any classification of the rank 2 complex vector bundles over $\mathbb CP^2$ up to diffeomorphism? Thank you.
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### Rank 2 complex vector bundles over $S^4$

On $S^4$, we know that rank 2 complex vector bundles are classified by $\pi_3(U(2))=\mathbb Z$. Any element $g\in\pi_3(U(2))=\mathbb Z$ determines a complex vector bundle $E$ over $S^4$. Can we say ...
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### Relation between conjugacy class, quotient isomorphism class, and signature of Fuchsian groups

Let $\Gamma\le SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$ be a finite index subgroup, not necessarily "congruence". Let $c_4,c_6$ be the number of conjugacy classes of elements of order 4 and 6 respectively, let $c_{-1}$ be ...
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### Trivial cohomology for fibers implies isomorphism on cohomology

Let $f: Y \rightarrow X$ be a map of topological spaces such that for any $x \in X, f^{-1}(x)$ has trivial cohomology for some cohomology theory (in my case, cohomology with rational coefficients is ...
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### What is the structure group of the Hopf fibration $S_1\rightarrow S_3 \stackrel{p}\rightarrow S_2$?

I am studying fiber bundles and have thoroughly reviewed the famous example of the Möbius strip. In that example, I learned how to discover that the structure group of the Möbius strip fiber bundle ...
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### Constructible sheaves on general stratified spaces

I am not an expert in the field, so my question might be rather standard. Let $X$ be a compact metric space. Assume that $X=\cup_{i=1}^NS_i$ is a finite disjoint union of locally closed topological ...
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### Action of $\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z}$ on $P^{1}$ [closed]

I am reading from the book Topics in Galois theory by Serre. I have the following question , take $G=\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z}$. The group $G$ acts on $P^1$ by $$\sigma x\;=\;1/(1-x)$$ where $\sigma$ ...
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### Vector bundles and equivariant vector spaces

It seems commonly accepted that most of the results of equivariant geometry for vector spaces yield analog result for vector bundles. In so far as I understand it, the reason for that is the ...
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### Chern character (form) of a Gauss-Manin connection

Consider the trivial fibration $\mathbb{T}^2\to\mathbb{S}^1$, where $\mathbb{T}^2$ is the two-torus. Denote by $\mathbb{C}\to\mathbb{T}^2$ the trivial line bundle over $\mathbb{T}^2$, and equip it ...
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### Manifolds and CW-complexes

Let us consider a category $C$ formed by topological spaces and continuous functions (or by smooth manifolds and smooth functions). We consider the morphism category $C_{2}$. An object of $C_{2}$ is a ...
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### A model structure on semi-simplicial algebraic Kan complexes?

By an algebraic semi-simplicial kan complex I mean a semi-simplicial set (i.e. a presheaf on the category of finite ordered sets and injective order preserving maps), which is a Kan complex (in the ...
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### Galois categories and the connected components functor

In stacks 0BMQ, a Galois category is defined to be a functor $F:\mathsf C\longrightarrow \mathsf{FinSet}$ such that $\mathsf C$ is finitely bicomplete, every object ...
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### Quaternionic projective bundle in complex Grassmann bundle

"What is the fundamental class of the projective bundle of lines of a quaternionic bundle in the Grassmann bundle of 2-planes of the underlying complex bundle?" In Quaternionic projective space in ...
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### Multiplicativity of the analytic index (or of kernel bundle)

What I want to ask is the multiplicativity of the analytic index of a family of Dirac operators. In the single operator case the analytic index of elliptic operator is multiplicative. This is proved ...
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### Baum Connes Conjecture [closed]

I have recently decided on a topic for my master thesis. I want to compare the Baum Connes conjecture as it is formulated in topology to the conjecture as it is formulated in functional analysis. I ...
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### Lifting symmetries to the universal cover

If $X$ is a connected topological space with universal cover $p: \tilde{X} \to X$, I believe any homeomorphism $f : X \to X$ can be 'lifted' to a homeomorphism $\tilde{f} : \tilde{X} \to \tilde{X}$. ...
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### $\mathbb Z_2$-homotopy type of a $k$-connected, $(k+1)$-dimensional simplicial complex with a free involution

If $K$ is a finite, $k$-connected, $(k+1)$-dimensional simplicial complex then, by the theorems of Hurewicz and Whitehead, $|K|$ is homotopy equivalent to a point or to a wedge of $(k+1)$-dimensional ...
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### Fundamental group of the space of maps into a classifying space

Let $P : E \to X$ be a principal $G$-bundle, where $G$ is a connected topological group. $P$ is classified by a map $f: X \to BG$. The group of gauge transformations $\mathcal{G}$ of $P$ is defined to ...
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### Can ring spectra be thought of as some sort of operad in $Top$?

It is a result of May's work on operads that the homotopy category (or $\infty$-category, if you prefer) of connective spectra is equivalent to a full subcategory of the category of representations of ...
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### Topological invariance of Stiefel-Whitney classes for open smooth manifolds

It is well known that Stiefel-Whitney classes are homotopy invariant for closed smooth manifolds. But in the case of open manifolds even $w_1$ is not a homotopy invariant (take just open cylinder and ...
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### Kunneth formula for de Rham cohomology twisted by flat vector bundle

It is well known that for two manifolds $M$ and $N$ (let's say they are compact), the Kunneth formula says that $H(M\times N)=H(M)\otimes H(N)$, where $H$ denotes de Rham cohomology with complex ...
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### Infinite families in stable homotopy groups

I will be very grateful for any advise or reference on the following. 1- How much is known about infinite families in ${_2\pi_*^s}$, the $2$-component of the stable homotopy ring? 2- How much is ...
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### 'Noether normalization' for finite group schemes

Throughout let $p$ be a prime, and let $k$ be a field of characteristic $p$. Let $G$ be a compact Lie group. Such a $G$ can always be embedded as a closed subgroup of $SU(n)$ for some $n$. This ...
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### Computational complexity of computing simplicial homology

Is there any literature regarding the fastest known algorithm to compute the homology groups of a simplicial complex (on n vertices)? What about computing the fundamental group? The context is to tell ...
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### Inverse Galois Problem ; Galois group of some branched cover of $P^{1}$ defined over $\mathbb{Q}$

I was trying to read a paper on Inverse Galois problem . I understands what the inverse Galois problem is. It asks if every finite group is the Galois group of some extension of the rationals. The ...
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### What is known about maps between loop spaces of Spheres? - Reference request

What is know in general about the maps $\Omega^rS^n\rightarrow\Omega^sS^m$ between loop spaces of Spheres, or, perhaps to phrase it better, the groups $[\Omega^rS^n,\Omega^sS^m]$ for various values ...
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### Is the natural isomorphism $|FX_\bullet| \cong F|X_\bullet|$ lax symmetric monoidal?

Let $\mathcal{V_1}$ and $\mathcal{V_2}$ be cocomplete symmetric monoidal categories, each endowed with a cosimplicial object $\Delta^\bullet=\Delta^\bullet_{\mathcal{V}_i}:\Delta \to \mathcal{V}_i$. ...
### $G_1 \rtimes G_2 \cong G_3 \implies BG_1 \times BG_2 \simeq BG_3$? $G_1 \times G_2 \cong G_3 \implies BG_1 \times BG_2 \simeq BG_3$? [closed]
As summarized in the title, suppose there is an isomorphism between $G_1 \times G_2$ and $G_3$, is it always true that $BG_1 \times BG_2$ is homotopy equivalent to $BG_3$? If it is not always true ...