# Tagged Questions

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

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### Nilpotency of BG^+

I have become interested in knowing if there are conditions, in the literature, under which the action of the fundamental group of BG^+ acts nilpotently on its higher homotopy groups, where the + ...

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### There is no quasiregular diffeomorphism from punctured ball into ring (on the plane)

The idea is to use l2 cohomology as a quasiregular map invariant.
It is easy to see that there are closed 1-forms on the ring which are not exact, but it occures that every closed l2-form
$f_1(x,y)dx ...

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### Construction of Highly Structured Quotient Groups in Quasicategories

Suppose we have a map of $E_n$-spaces $X\to Y$. Then there is a highly structured action of $X$ on $Y$, $X\wedge Y\to Y\wedge Y\to Y$, using the multiplication of $Y$. As such, I believe that there ...

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### Contractibility of regular CW sphere minus open star

Let $S$ be any regular CW decomposition of (a space homeomorphic to) the $n$-sphere, and consider a cell $\sigma$ of dimension $d \in \{0,\ldots,n\}$. Let $S'$ be the regular CW complex which remains ...

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### Direct proof that $U$ is an $E_\infty$-space

An immediate consequence of Bott periodicity is that the infinite unitary space is an infinite loop space and so an $E_\infty$-space. I wonder if there is a direct proof (not using $U = \Omega^2 U$) ...

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### Moment maps and flat degenerations of toric varieties

We have a flat family of projective varieties with a torus $T$ action, over $\mathbb{A}^1$.
How do the moment map images of the fibers change when we pass from the generic fiber to the special fiber ...

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### The kernel of the natural map $\pi_k(BU(r)) \to \pi_k (BU)$

Is this group known outside of the stable range? If so, what is it? If not, what is known about it?

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### When does the free loop space fibration split?

This question is a repost from stack.exchange. It didn't get a lot of attention there. Perhaps it is badly written (or silly?). If so, I'd be happy to get comments/suggestions about that.
Let $X$ be ...

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### Map between homotopy groups of O, related to J-homomorphism and K-theory of Z

Let $s \geq 0$ be fixed. The $J$-homomorphism includes $\pi_{8s+1}(SO) = \mathbb Z/2$ in $\pi_{8s+1}^s$, the $(8s+1)$-th stable homotopy group of spheres.
Now regard $\pi_{8s+1}^s = \pi_{8s+1} ...

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### What can topological modular forms do for number theory?

Topological modular forms ($TMF$) have in the recent years made an impact in algebraic topology. Roughly, the spectrum $tmf$ is the (derived) global sections of the sheaf of $E_\infty$ ring spectra ...

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### Acyclic complexes for extraordinary cohomology theories

Let $X$ be a CW complex such that for all extraordinary homology theories, if you plug $X$ into them you get the same value as plugging in a point. Must $X$ be contractible?

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### Injectivity of the Dehn-Nielsen-Baer map?

If $S$ is a closed hyperbolic surface, is there an easy proof of the injectivity of the Dehn-Nielsen-Baer map from $\mathrm{Mod}(S)$ to $\mathrm{Out}(\pi_1(S))$, taking an element of the mapping class ...

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### How to give a $\Delta$-complex structure?

The quotient space of a finite collection of disjoint 2-simplices obtained by identifying pairs of edges is always a surface,locally homeomorphic with $\mathbb{R^2}$.
But I am not able to prove , ...

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### What's the detailed proof of “the composition of planar tangles is well-defined”?

In the planar algebra theory (see here or there section 2), a planar tangle is an isotopy class; then to define the composition of two tangles, we need to choose a representative in each classes. See ...

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### Is Eilenberg-Maclane $\wedge$ Moore space the spectrum of the cohomology theory $H^*(\ ,G)$?

In the web page http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Moore_space it can be found the following statement:
If $K(\mathbb Z,n)$ is the Eilenberg–MacLane space of the group of integers ...

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### When is there a submersion from a sphere into a sphere?

(First posted on math.SE, with no answers.)
That is:
For which positive integers $n, k \ge 1$ does there exist a submersion $S^{n+k} \to S^k$?
The discussion at this math.SE question has ...

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### Naive G-spectrum representing geometric equivariant cobordism

Let $G$ be a finite group. By the transversality results of Wasserman $G$-equivariant bordism (say real) should be a naive homology theory, and as such it should be represented by a naive G-spectrum.
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### Convergence of a sum with the ranks of homotopy groups

Let $F$ be a (nontrivial) topological space that satisfies the following conditions: 1) $\pi_n(F)$ has a trivial action of $\pi_1(F)$ for $n>0$ and 2) its homology groups are finitely generated. ...

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### Multi-podal points

Two points $x,y \in \mathbb{R}^n$ are called antipodal if $x = -y$.
Stated differently, $x,y$ are antipodal if:
They have the same absolute value in each of their $n$ coordinates;
Each of their ...

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### Simply connected CW-complex with only finitely many nontrivial homotopy and homology groups

Let $X$ be a simply connected CW-complex such that all but finitely many of its homotopy groups and its homology groups (with $\mathbb Z$ coefficients) are 0.
Is $X$ then necessarily contractible?
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### a construction on Stiefel manifolds

Are there any references concerning the following space $V(k,N,X)$ and $U(k,N,X)$? And the cohomology of these spaces? Thanks.

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### The most general set-up for tensors and connections

This is maybe a too vague question, so I will try to be as specific as possible. My question is:
What is the most general set-up where one can define tensors and connections?
For example, we know ...

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### Non-orientable $6$-manifold with $H_4(M)=\mathbb{Z}/2$?

Does there exist a smooth, closed, non-orientable $6$-manifold $M$ such that $H_4(M;\mathbb{Z})=\mathbb{Z}/2$?

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### Which automorphisms on $H_{1}(M^{3})$ are induced by homotopy equivalences?

Let $M^{3}$ be a closed orientable 3-manifold, and $\phi:H_{1}(M;\mathbb{Z})\to H_{1}(M;\mathbb{Z})$ be an automorphism of abelian groups.
My question is: Is there any characterization of $\phi$ ...

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### The multiplication on $THH$ of finite fields

Let $k$ be a finite field, $THH(k)$ its topological Hochschild homology spectrum. For essentially formal reasons, we know that it's an $E_\infty$-algebra over the Eilenberg-Mac Lane spectrum $Hk$, and ...

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### K-groups of a permutative category - are they finite?

Let $\mathcal C$ be a permutative category, that is a symmetrical monoidal category with strict associativity. One can then define the $K$-groups of $\mathcal C$, for $n >0$ by
$$K_n(\mathcal C) = ...

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### Alexander duality for non-manifolds

Let $X$ be a CW complex and $A$ a subcomplex. I will assume that both are compact, and that $X$ is $n$-dimensional. Furthermore, assume that the local homology of $X$ is that of a manifold in a ...

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### Inverse limit in shape theory

Is the shape theory of Hausdorff compact spaces complete with respect to the inverse limit operation?--complete means that for every inverse system of Hausdorff compact spaces, and the shape morphisms ...

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### Why does $Mf$ always support an $Mf$-orientation?

Let $f:X\to BGL_1(\mathbb{S})$ be a morphism of $E_n$-spaces and determine a principle $GL_1(\mathbb{S})$-bundle over $X$. Then it can be shown in the classical case that there is always a Thom ...

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### What is the cokernel of the map $H^2\big(\pi_1(X), \mathbb Z\big) \longrightarrow H^2(X,\mathbb Z).$

For a manifold $X$ (for simplicity, assumed to be compact), let $\pi_1(X)$ be the fundamental group of $X$. What is the cokernel of the map $$H^2\big(\pi_1(X), \mathbb Z\big) \longrightarrow ...

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### When are configuration spaces aspherical?

It is a theorem of Fox and Neuwirth that the space $C_k \mathbb R^2$ of unordered configurations of $k$ points in $\mathbb R^2$ is apsherical, i.e. has trivial higher homotopy groups.
This has some ...

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### Homotopy transfer in the opposite direction

Let $X\rightleftarrows Y\circlearrowleft$ be a strong deformation retraction of chain complexes (a.k.a. contraction), i.e. $X\rightarrow Y\rightarrow X$ is the identity, $Y\rightarrow Y$ is a homotopy ...

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### Generalization of Borsuk-Ulam to arbitrary ratio

Let $g: S^n \to R^n$ be a continuous odd function (i.e. $g(-x)=-g(x)$ for all $x$). The Borsuk-Ulam theorem implies that $g$ has a zero, i.e. there is an $x$ such that $g(x)=(0,0,...,0)$.
Suppose $g$ ...

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### Fixed point property for intersection of spaces which are homeomorphic to a disk

The following question is question 9.8 from Miller's paper ``Some interesting problems
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Question Suppose $D_n$ a subset of the plane is homeomorphic to a disk and for every
$n\in \omega, ...

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### When can a class in $H^1(M;\mathbb{Z})$ be represented by a fiber bundle over $S^1$

For a topological space M, It is known from homotopy theory that the elements of the first cohomology $H^1(M;\mathbb{Z})$ are in 1-1 correspondence with homotopy classes of maps $[M,S^1]$
In my case ...

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### Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence

The Hochschild-Serre spectral sequence says that for a short exact sequence $$1 \to G \to H \to K \to 1 \quad (1)$$ of (discrete) groups, we have a first quadrant spectral sequence with $E_2$ page
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### If $\cup (A_i \cup -A_i)=\mathbb S^d$, then is there an $x$ in $d$ sets?

If for some collection of open sets $\cup_{i\in I} (A_i \cup^* -A_i)=\mathbb S^d$, then is there an $x\in \mathbb S^d$ and $i_1,\ldots i_d\in I$ for which $x\in A_{i_1}\cap \ldots \cap A_{i_d}$?
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### May's infinite loop machine for Friedlander's result for Adams conjecture

Eric M. Friedlander in the paper The infinite loop Adams conjecture via Classification Theorem for $\Gamma$-spaces proved the infinite loop Adams conjecture using techniques involved $\Gamma$-space.
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### The classifying space of an infinite totally ordered set is contractible

I asked this question on math.stackexchange, but no one answered.
Let $(X,\le)$ be a totally ordered set. Regarding it as a category, it has a classifying space $B(X,\le)=|N_\bullet(X,\le)|$. This ...

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### Looking for Information on Local Degree of Maps on Homology Manifolds

By a homology $n$-manifold, we mean a topological space $X$ such that for all $x \in X$:
1: if $k \neq n$ then $H_k(X, X-x)=0$
2: $H_n(X,X-x) \cong \mathbb{Z}$.
Given homology $n$-manifolds $X$ and ...

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### Maps between equivariant loop spaces

I have an elementary question about equivariant loop spaces that I feel it should be well known.
Given a finite group $G$ and a finite $G$-set $J$ let $S^J=\mathbb{R}[J]^+$ be the permutation ...

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### Homology of manifold with action of group

Sorry for my ignorance in advance, this should be a very naive question and I would be happy for a reference.
Let $G$ be an arbitrary group (not necessary finite) acting on two (connected) manifolds ...

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### Fundamental groups of stably parallelizable manifolds

Is it possible to realize every finitely presented solvable group as a fundamental group of a stably parallelizable closed n-manifold? If not, are there any known counterexamples?

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### Generalize $\pi_0(B\mathcal{C})\cong\{\text{objects}\}/\{\text{morphisms}\}$ to categories internal to topological spaces

Warmup:
Let $\mathcal{C}$ be an ordinary category. Denote by $$B\mathcal{C}=(\coprod_{i\in\mathbb{N_0}}N_{i}(\mathcal{C})\times\Delta^i)/\tilde{}$$ its classifying space, i.e. the geometric ...

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### Kernel of flux homomorphism (Calabi invariant) for volume-preserving maps on a compact manifold

Good morning everybody, I am currently reading through the book of Banyaga "Structure of classical diffeomorphism groups" link, and I am particularly interested in the question of factorizing ...

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### Loop space of Fredholm operators from a Relative loop space

Atiyah and Singer proved that the nontrivial component of the set of skew-adjoint Fredholm operators $ \hat{\mathcal{F}_{*}}(\mathscr{H})$ is homotopic to the loop space of Fredholm operators ...

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### Representations and K-theory of a finite group

This question is motivated by the calculation of the higher algebraic $K$-groups of a finite field.
Let $G$ be a finite group, the case I am most interested in is $G = \text{Gl}_n(\mathbb F_q)$, but ...

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### unordered configuration space of pointed space

Let $(X,*)$ be a pointed topological space.
Let $F(X,k)=\{(x_1,\cdots,x_k)\in X^k\mid x_i\neq x_j, i\neq j\}$.
Let $F(X,k)/S_k$ be the $k$-th unordered configuration space.
Is there an inclusion ...

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### Is there a (satisfying) proof that cellular cohomology is isomorphic to simplicial cohomology that doesn't use relative cohomlogy?

That singular and de Rham cohomologies of a smooth manifold are isomorphic has two proofs that I know of. The classical one uses Stokes' theorem to give the isomorphism explicitly. The second proof ...

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### Homotopy type of embeddings of circle in the plane

What is the homotopy type of the space of (topological) emdeddings of $S^1$ in $\mathbb R^2$?
My conjecture: This space deformation retracts to $S^1\sqcup S^1$, and a retraction in each of ...