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

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### Contractible and Delta-generated implies strong deformation retract to a point?

If a CW-complex is contractible, then it strongly deformation retracts onto the inclusion of a point.
However for general spaces it is well-known that just because a space is contractible, it does ...

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### Action of $\mathbb{CP}^\infty$ on $U(\infty)$

For a finite CW-complex $X$, the K-theory group $K^{-1}(X)$ is isomorphic to the group of homotopy classes of maps $[X, U(\infty)]$. The group of isomorphism classes of line bundles on $X$, which I ...

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### cup-length of the first Chern class of complex grassmannian

Let $G_2(\mathbb{C}^{n+1})$ be the complex grassmannian.
Then the cohomology ring $H^*(G_2(\mathbb{C}^{n+1});\mathbb{C})=\mathbb{C}[c_1,c_2]/(f_n,f_{n+1})$, where ...

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### Reference request: Flipping the factors in the Künneth formula

I would like to know if there is a reference for the fact that the following diagram commutes:
$$
\begin{array}{ccccccccc}
0 & \to & H_*(X) \otimes H_*(Y) & \to & H_*(X\times Y) & ...

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### Can stable stems be generated by homotopy operations?

The motivation for this question comes from J. Cohen's result; at the prime $p=2$ his result says that any element in ${_2\pi_*^s}$ can be written as a (higher) Toda bracket of $2,\eta,\nu,\sigma$, ...

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### Serre Spectral Sequence and Cohomology Ring of Circle Bundles

I have the following (maybe simple) question about the cup product structure in the Serre spectral sequence.
Consider a fiber bundle $S^1 \rightarrow E \rightarrow B$ with euler class $e \in H^2(B)$. ...

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### Dyer-Lashof operations and the homology of GL_n

For any ring R, $\bigsqcup_n {BGL}_n(R)$ is an $E_\infty$-space. Are there examples of rings where people have calculated $H_*(\bigsqcup_n {BGL}_n(R);\mathbb{Z}/2)$ and determined the Dyer-Lashof ...

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### LES for relative cohomology via sheaves

I was unable to find a suitable answer for the following question:
Once one learns that singular cohomology is the same as cohomology with coefficients in locally constant sheaf, it is natural to try ...

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### Exact sequences of pointed sets - two definitions

It seems to me that there are (at least) two notions of exact sequences in a category:
1) Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a pointed category with kernels and images. Then we call a complex (i.e. the composite ...

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### Combinatorics of K(Z,2)?

Anybody knows a semi-simplicial model for $K(Z,2)$ having finite number of simplexes in any dimension? With some regular description? I have heard about big activity on triangulating $CP^n$ but this ...

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### Classifying space of a colimit of topological categories

Say I have a diagram $D:I\rightarrow\text{Cat}(\text{Top})$ of categories internal to compactly generated topological spaces. This induces a diagram $BD:I\rightarrow \text{Top}$ of classifying spaces. ...

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### Why should have Peter May worked with CGWH instead of CGH in “The Geometry of Iterated Loop Space”?

This is a follow-up to Dan Ramras' answer of this question.
The following correction can be found in the errata to The Geometry of Iterated Loop space (Page 484 here).
The weak Hausdorff rather ...

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### Lattice-isotopic essentialization of arrangements

I'm working on a problem related to
$\textbf{Randell's isotopy theorem}$ for complex hyperplane arrangements. I have a question which seems quite obvious. However, I haven't found a rigorous proof ...

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### A homomorphism in the long exact sequence of a fibration for a homogeneous space of a Lie group

Let $G$ be a connected Lie group, and let $H\subset G$ be a (closed) Lie subgroup, not necessarily connected. Set $X=G/H$.
The fibration $j\colon G\to X$ with fiber $H$ induces an exact sequence
$$
...

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### When are principal bundles preserved by colimits?

Let $G$ be a topological group and consider a family $$G\rightarrow E_i\rightarrow B_i$$ of $G$-principal bundles indexed over the natural numbers. Suppose we have $G$-bundle morphisms (equivariant ...

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### first chern class versus compactifying divisor in Ramanujam's surface

I have an elementary question about Ramanujam's surface. Ramanujam's surface is naturally the complement of a singular divisor $D$ in the one point blow up of $CP^2$, $\mathbb{F}_1$. One can resolve ...

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### A survey for various $K$-homology theories and their relationship

The ordinary Topological $K$ theory defined by Atiyah and Hirzebruch is a generalized cohomology theory (see wikipedia).There is the Bott spectrum associated to this generalized cohomology ...

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### A question on Hawaiian earring

I have asked this question in MSE but have not got any satisfactory answer, so I am asking it here. Any idea on how to approach this problem will be highly appreciated.
Consider the Hawaiian earring. ...

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### Can topological cyclic homology compute Picard groups?

Let $K$ be a number field, and $\mathcal{O}_K$ its ring of integers. Then there is an isomorphism
$$K_0(\mathcal{O}_K) \cong \mathbb{Z} \oplus Pic(\mathcal{O}_K)$$
where $Pic(\mathcal{O}_K)$ is the ...

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### Monoidal Forgetful/Free Adjunction for $E_2$-algebras

Suppose I am given two $E_2$-ring spectra $A$ and $B$ and a morphism of $E_2$-rings $\phi:A\to B$. Then I have $E_1$-monoidal categories of modules $LMod_A$ and $LMod_B$. Moreover I have morphisms ...

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### Are Bökstedt's THH manuscripts available?

In many papers dealing with topological Hochschild homology, the original unpublished manuscripts by Bökstedt are cited. To name one example, in McClure and Staffeldt's On the topological Hochschild ...

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### Morphism of modules of sections and pullback bundles

I'v asked this question on StackExchange but unfortunately nobody answered. I thought that maybe it would be more apropriate to post it here:
so suppose that we have a morphism $\theta: \Gamma(B,E_1) ...

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### Charts needed for an atlas

I just read this question link and asked myself, if there is any easy way to decide how many charts you actually need to cover a given compact manifold in $\mathbb{R}^3$, maybe at least in this ...

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### Example s.t. the unbased loop-space is not $\Omega X \times X$

For a connected pointed CW-complex $X$, let us write (as usual) $\Omega X$ for the space of based loops at $X$. I am looking for an example where the space $\Omega' X$ of all (unbased) loops in $X$ is ...

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### Polygons with centroid at origin and vertices on compact codimension one submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$

Let $M$ be a compact codimension one submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ which does not contaion $0$ and the origin lies in the bounded component of$\mathbb{R}^{n}-\{0\}$.
Is it true to say that:
...

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### manifold branched covering space for orbifolds

An orbifold structure on some topological space $X$ is a covering of $X$ with local quotient charts $V/G$, where $V$ is some connected manifold and $G$ effectively acts on $V$ via a finite group of ...

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### Studying topology: which first, algebraic or differential? [closed]

I have recently studying the basics of topology (ideas in point set, connectedness compactness) and I want to continue my studies but i'm interested in both differential and algebraic topology. which ...

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### What are explicit obstructions to realizability of formal group laws as complex-oriented ring spectra?

Recall that a complex-oriented spectrum is a ring spectrum E with a map $MU \to E$.
Analogously, a ring with a (1-d commutative) formal group law is (represented by) a ring $R$ with a map $L \to R$ ...

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### Fiber bundle in smooth category and topological category

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold and $G$ be a Lie group. Denote by $Bun(M,G)$ the set of all equivalent smooth Principal bundles on $M$ with structural group $G$ in smooth category. And denote by ...

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### TQFT characterization of braiding statistics

In the TQFT language, quasiparticles correspond to Wilson loop operators. It is well-known that quasiparticles can have non-trivial braiding statistics.
Take $2+1$ dimensional Abelian Chern-Simons ...

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### Generators of the colored braid group (two colors), reference

I consider the group $B_{n,n}$, the braids, colored in two colors, say all odd strings are black and all even strings are white.
It is easy to find a set of generators for $B_{n,n}$:
$$
\begin{cases}
...

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### Using $\mathcal{U(H)}$ as a model for $EG$ and working with the Fredholm Operators

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a unitary universe for some group $G$. As $\mathcal{H}$ is a faithful representation the representation map is an injection $G \to \mathcal{U(H)}$, so there's a free $G$ action on ...

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### Coverings/Cech cohomology of totally disconnected spaces

For any topological space $X$ we have a natural functor
$\text{Cov}_X \rightarrow \text{Fun}(\pi_1(X),\text{Set})$
from the category of coverings of $X$ to the category of functors $\pi_1(X) ...

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### Parallelizable nearly-Kahler manifolds

In this question, we have discussed how the following bundle:
$E_{d} = TS^{d}\oplus \Lambda^2 T^{\ast}S^{d}$
is always trivial, where $S^{d}$ is the $d$-dimensional standard sphere. Now, let us take ...

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### Is there a more general obstruction to the existence of moduli spaces than the existence of automorphisms?

We are taught that, in general:
A type of objects that has nontrivial automorphisms cannot have a fine moduli space.
The proof generally goes along the lines of:
Take an object $X$ with a ...

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### Interpretation of the monomorphism $H^2(\pi_1(X),\mathbb{Z}) \rightarrow H^2(X,\mathbb{Z})$

Let $X$ be a nice topological space and denote by $\pi_1(X)$ its fundamental group.
It is well-known that there is a well-defined map
$$
0 \rightarrow H^2(\pi_1(X),A) \rightarrow H^2(X,A),$$
where ...

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### A conjecture about parallelizable generalized spheres

Let $S^{d}$ denote the standard $d$-dimensional sphere. I heard from a physicist that from physical arguments they have been able to show that the vector bundle:
$E_{d} = TS^{d}\oplus \Lambda ...

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### Given a map of classifying spaces, can the target be described as a groupoid quotient of the source mod some action of some (co)kernel?

Let $H \to G$ be a homomorphism of affine algebraic groups (over characteristic $0$, if it matters). The case I care most about is when $H \to G$ is an inclusion. There is a corresponding map $f: ...

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### Difference between coherent nerve of simplical model category and simplicial category

Suppose I have a simplicial model category $M$. Then I can take the homotopy coherent nerve of $M$ to obtain a quasicategory. This, however, only depends on the fact that $M$ is a category enriched in ...

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### Maps to the group completion

Let $M$ be an H-space, topological monoid (homotopy-commutative if necessary):
What does the group comletion $\Omega BM$ represent in homotopy category? Is $[X,\Omega B M]$ always equal to the ...

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### is this map a closed inclusion?

I apologize in advance if this question is too technical. I haven't found a reference in the literature yet, and it seems difficult enough that perhaps it has not been answered.
Let $A$, $B$, and $C$ ...

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### Global dimension of graded Lie algebra

The rational global dimension of a graded algebra $A=(A_k)_{k\geq 0}$, with $A_0=\mathbb Q$, denoted here ${\rm gl}\dim A$ is defined to be the greatest integer $k$ (or $\infty$) such that ${\rm ...

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### A suitable (transfer) map of Thom spectra $BT(n)^{-ad_{O(n)}|_{T(n)}-\gamma_1^{\times n}}\to BT(n)^{-\rho_n}$

For a Lie group $G$, write $ad_G=EG\times_G g\to BG$ for the adjoint bundle, $g$ is the Lie algebra of $G$ on which $G$ acts through its adjoint representation. Let $T(n)=O(1)^{\times n}$. I am ...

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### Cohomology of the Image of J spectrum

Let $J$ denote the image of $J$-homomorphism spectrum and let $j$ denote its connective cover. I am interested in knowing the cohomology of $j$ i.e.
$$ [j, HZ/p]_*$$
as a module over Steenrod algebra. ...

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### Are there any known ``topological" invariants for branched coverings?

My question is the following: let $f:\Omega\to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a branched covering, namely $f$ is continuous, discrete (each fiber is a discrete subset of $\Omega$) and open (open sets get mapped ...

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### What is an example of a formal group law that is Landweber-exact but not flat?

Quick Background: The $p$-series of $F$ (where $F$ is a formal group law over a graded ring $R$) will be of the form $[p](x) = px + v_1x^{p^1} + ... + v_nx^{p^n} + ...$ ; $(F, R)$ is Landweber-exact ...

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### Chern classes of three (two) dimensional complex vector bundles

Let $M$ be a manifold.
Let $F(M,3)=\{(m_1,m_2,m_3)\mid m_1, m_2, m_3\in M, m_i\neq m_j, \text{ for any } i\neq j\}$.
Let $S_3$ be the symmetric group of order $3$.
Let $S_3$ act on $F(M,3)$ by ...

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### When is a quasicategory over $N(\Delta)^{op}$ a planar $\infty$-operad?

In Lurie's DAG II, a notion of monoidal $\infty$-category is given that differs from the notion given in his later book Higher Algebra. In the former, the relevant structure is a cocartesian ...

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### Reference request: linearly independent cycles in a manifold

The following seems to be well known to experts, but I would be happy if there is a paper or textbook that I can cite.
Note: all of the manifolds are assumed to be without boundary.
Suppose that $C$ ...

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### Product structure on manifolds via lifting classifying maps

Let's say you want to study $d$-dimensional manifolds $M$ which decompose functorially into $M\cong N\times P$ for a fixed $P$. Can this structure be expressed by a lift of the stable normal bundle?
...