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### Vector bundle $L$ admits connection if and only if degree of every direct summand of $L$ divisible by $\text{char}\,k$, intuition

Consider the following theorem of Atiyah.
Let $X$ be a connected smooth projective curve over an algebraically closed field $k$. Then a vector bundle $L$ on $X$ admits a connection if and only if ...

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### Calabi-Yau cohomology?

My question here is going to be this -- but I'll give a bit of background to explain myself in a moment:
What has been done/what results are available on Calabi-Yau cohomology in degree $n \geq 3$ (...

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### Combinatorics of Quantum Schubert Polynomials

Let $S_n$ be the symmetric group. Let $s_i$ denote the adjacent transposition $(i \ i+1)$. For any permutation $w\in S_n$, an expression $w=s_{i_1}s_{i_2}\cdots s_{i_p}$ of minimal possible length is ...

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### What is classified by the (big) crystalline topos?

In his paper "Generic Galois Theory of Local Rings", G.C. Wraith states on p. 743 that the (big) crystalline topos "can be conveniently described in terms of the theory it describes". What exactly is ...

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### Elliptic $\infty$-line bundles over $B G$

Theorem 5.2 in Jacob Lurie's "Survey of Elliptic Cohomology" (pdf) states the equivalence of two maps
$$
B G \longrightarrow B \mathrm{GL}_1(A)
$$
for $A$ an $E_\infty$-ring carrying an oriented ...

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### Steenrod algebra at a prime power

Let $n=p^k$ be a prime power.
When $k=1$, the algebra of stable operations in mod $p$ cohomology is the Steenrod algebra $\mathcal{A}_p$. It has a nice description in terms of generators and ...

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### Cohomological characterization of CM curves

In his 1976 classical Annals paper on $p$-adic interpolation, N. Katz uses the fact that if $E_{/K}$ is an elliptic curve with complex multiplications in the quadratic field $F$, up to a suitable ...

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### To what extent does (co)homology of groups made discrete depend on set theory?

There's a well-known paper by Milnor, "On the homology of Lie groups made discrete," that discusses the relation between the homology of a Lie group $G$ and the underlying discrete group $G^\delta$. ...

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### K-theoretic version of Artin-Mazur formal groups?

An Artin-Mazur formal group is, when it exists, the deformation theory of ordinary cohomology of some degree, on some algebraic variety. My question here is:
Has the generalization of the theory of ...

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### Cohomology of a configuration space of points on $\mathbb C^\times$ with an additional restriction

Let $Conf_{1,n}^3$ be the configuration space of collections of $n$ distinct numbered points on the annulus $\mathbb C^\times$ with an imposed restriction: for any $r\in \mathbb R^+$ the circle $\...

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### Cohomological interpretations of quadratic form invariants over rings?

The standard approach to classifying of quadratic forms over $\Bbb Q$ is to use the Hasse (local-global) principle together with a system of standard invariants of quadratic forms over the local ...

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### Dolbeault cohomology of complex tori.

Let $T=\mathbb C^n/\Lambda$ a complex torus. It is completely elementary to prove that the de Rham cohomology of $T$ in degree $q$ is isomorphic to the $q$-th exterior power of the dual of $\mathbb C^...

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### “topological” Ochanine genus?

The Witten genus has famously been lifted to the string orientation of tmf ("topological Witten genus"). For the Ochanine genus I am aware of a lift to a "spin orientation of Tate K-theory", namely to ...

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### Milnor-Stasheff Characteristic Classes Problem 7B, Borel 1953

There is the following Proposition 11.1 from Borel's 1953 paper La cohomologie mod 2 de certains espaces homogènes (see here).
Proposition 11.1 The classes $w^i$ and $\overline{w}^j$ are related ...

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### Who first talked about “holes” in homology?

The question Why do the homology groups capture holes in a space better than the homotopy groups? and many others here use the idea that homology counts the ``holes'' in a space. The comments on this ...

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### Cohomology and impossible ﬁgures

In connection with the MO question Occurrences of (co)homology in other disciplines and/or nature I recalled Roger Penrose's “On the cohomology of impossible ﬁgures": http://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/...

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### KK-theory by abelianized correspondences of smooth stacks?

Whith (Kasparov, bivariant) KK-theory I am left with the nagging feeling that the theory is "more fundamental", than has been made explicit, that there is a "more profound" universal characterization ...

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### Is there a Hodge isomorphism theorem for part-tangential, part-normal, harmonic differential forms?

Let $M$ be an oriented compact Riemannian $n$-manifold with boundary $\partial M$. A differential $p$-form $\omega$ on $M$ is normal if $i^* \omega = 0$ holds, tangential if $i^* \star \omega = 0$ ...

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### Is Witten's new method of quantization useful for geometric complexity theory?

The Kempf-Ness theorem (see e.g. arXiv:0912.1132) - that the algebraic quotient of geometric invariant theory is also a symplectic quotient - suggests (to me) that certain physical constructions used ...

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### Evens norm as a derived functor

In the theory of cohomology of groups there are several important maps between cohomologies: restriction, inflation, transfer and Evens norm. The first three of them can be clearly seen on the level ...

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### Is there any “deep” relation between the localization theorem of equivariant cohomology and the localization theorem of equivariant K-theory

First let's consider equivariant cohomology: if a compact Lie group $G$ acts on a compact manifold $M$. We have the equivariant cohomology $ H_G(M)$ defined as the cohomology of the cochain complex $((...

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### Why is the Nil-Hecke Algebra appearing?

The Nil-Hecke algebra is defined to be the subalgebra of the endomorphism ring of $\mathbb{C}[x_1,\ldots,x_n]$ generated by the operators of multiplication by $x_i$ and the divided difference ...

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### When is the projection of an induced fibration trivial on cohomology?

Let $p: E\to B$ be a fibration, and let $f: A\to B$ be a continuous map. In my applications, $E$ and $B$ are finite complexes, but $A$ need not be. Form the pullback
$$
\begin{array}{ccc} W & \to &...

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### Integral decomposition of the diagonal (Chow motives)

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero and let $X$ be a smooth proper varity over $k$ of dimension $d$. The Künneth standard conjecture conjectures that there exist projectors $e_0, e_1, \ldots, ...

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### mod $p$ homology module of unordered configuration spaces of the projective plane

Let $M$ be a manifold and $k$ be a positive integer. Let $F(M,k)$ be the $k$-th ordered configuration space over $M$, consisting of all ordered $k$-tuples of distinct points in $M$. Let $\Sigma_k$ be ...

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### What is the etale cohomology of a product?

Let $X$ be a (smooth, projective if you wish) variety over a field $k$. I'm mostly interested in $k=\mathbb{F}_q$.
What can one say about the etale cohomology ring $H_{et}^*(X \times_k X)$, say for ...

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### kernel of the mod $2$ Bockstein on the first cohomology group

Let $M$ be a path-connected finite $CW$-complex. Suppose the first integral homology group is $H_1(M;\mathbb{Z})= \mathbb{Z}_2^{\oplus r}\oplus A$ where $r\geq 1$ and $A$ is a finite abelian group of ...

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### Comparison of sheaves of modular forms

Let $\pi:E\to X$ the universal generalized elliptic curve over the compactified modular curve, with zero section $e: X\to E$. Now consider the following two sheaves on $X$:
$e^*\Omega^1_{E/X}$ and $\...

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### Real schubert calculus

Studying real enumerative questions I noticed, that the even-even Schubert varieties of the real Grassmannian $Gr:=Gr_{2k}(2n,\mathbb R)$ behave analogously to the complex case.
I call a partition ...

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### When is the cohomology cross product square nonzero?

Let $X$ be a finite CW complex, and $A$ an abelian group. Given a nonzero class in singular cohomology $$x\in H^k(X;A),$$ when is its cross product square $$x\times x\in H^{2k}(X\times X;A\otimes A)$$ ...

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### Cohomology of a space with coefficients in a Lie group?

The following is a very naive construction, and I am almost embarrassed to ask questions about it.
Suppose I have a connected simple graph $\Gamma = (\Gamma_0,\Gamma_1)$ (i.e., vertex set, edge set) ...

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### Is singular cohomology representable by a (Voevodsky's) motivic complex?

For any $c>0$ does there exist an object $C$ of Voevodsky's $DM^{eff}_-$ (over the field of complex numbers) such that for any $i\le c$ and any smooth variety $X$ the $i$-th singular cohomology of $...

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### Is there a direct way to compute the higher derived image sheaves of a family of $\mathbb{P}^n$s?

Let $V\rightarrow Y$ be a vector bundle of rank $n+1$ over $Y$, with $Y$ reasonably nice (I care about the case of smooth, irreducible affine). Let $X=\mathbb{P}(V)$ be the projectivization of $V$, so ...

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### Two natural maps asssociated with the nerve of a cover

Let $X$ be a nice (e.g. paracompact, locally contractible) topological space, and let $\mathcal{U}=\{U_i\}_{i\in I}$ be an open cover of $X$. Also denote by $N$ the (topological realization of) the ...

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### cohomology ring of configuration spaces on $S^2$ and the projective plane

For a manifold $M$ and a positive integer $n$, the unordered configuration space $B(M,n)$ is the space consisting of all unordered collections of $n$ distinct points on $M$. Precisely,
$$
B(M,n)=\{(...

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### Testing the vanishing of cohomology fiberwise for a proper morphism from an Artin stack

Let $S$ be a Noetherian scheme, let $f\colon\mathscr{X} \rightarrow S$ be a proper morphism with $\mathscr{X}$ an algebraic stack, and let $\mathscr{F}$ be an $S$-flat coherent sheaf on $\mathscr{X}$. ...

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### configuration space of Riemannian manifolds with a parameter on the distance of distinct points

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold. For any $\epsilon\geq 0$, we define the $k$-th ($k=1,2,\cdots$) "$\epsilon$-configuration space" as
$$
F(M,k,\epsilon)=\{(x_1,\cdots,x_k)\in M^k\mid d(x_i, x_j)>\...

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### cohomology ring of stable configuration spaces

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold without boundary. Distinct $k$-points $x_1,\cdots,x_k\in M$ are called stable if the potential energy given by coulomb forces among $k$ electrons reaches ...

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### Are all these K3 surfaces supersingular?

Consider all the smooth K3 surfaces given by $X^4+W^2X^2+XW^3 = f(Y,Z,W)$ or $X^4+XW^3 = g(Y,Z,W)$ over $\mathbb F_{2}$ with $f$ or $g$ homogenous of degree 4. There are a lot of choices for $f$ and $...

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### For which quiver varieties is Kirwan surjectivity known?

The cohomology of Nakajima quiver varieties is a quite interesting object. It's equipped with some natural classes given by the Chern classes of the tautological bundles associated to the spaces in ...

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### The action of Steenrod squares on the indeterminate in Bullett-Macdonald identities

The Bullet-Macdonald identity (c.f. On the Adem relations)is the following:
$$P(s^2+st)P(t^2)=P(t^2+st)P(s^2).$$
where we have $P(s)=\Sigma _s s^iSq^i$. This is known to be equivalent to the
Adem ...

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### Which ring spectra have some kind of exponential map turning addition into multiplication?

This accepted answer to the question about $BU_\otimes$ made me recall that I want to read about this general phenomenon for a long time.
What will follow is sort of vernacular but whether it can be ...

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### Which pure categories related with Weil cohomology theories are semi-simple?

As far as I understand, the category of pure polarizable Hodge modules is semi-simple, whereas the cohomology of the corresponding schemes is graded polarizable. Is it true that one doesn't have any ...

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### Generalized Hodge conjecture for cohomology of smooth non-proper varieties?

Is there such a statement known i.e. does there exist a conjectural description of the coniveau filtration for singular cohomology of a smooth non-proper variety over the field of complex numbers (in ...

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### What is the right notion of equivariant Cech cohomology?

What is the right definition of equivariant Cech cohomology is so that given a $G$-space $X$, $H^1_G(X;H)$ classifies $G$-equivariant principal $H$-bundles on $X$?

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### Relation of BRST model of equivariant cohomology and BRST cohomology?

I'm now reading Kalkman's paper "BRST model for equivariant cohomology and representation for equivariant Thom class". And I've seen his definition for BRST model is
$B=W(\mathfrak{g})\otimes \...

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### Reference request: local cohomology in disjoint union

I have a topological space $X$ and two disjoint, closed subspaces $Y$ and $Z$ of $X$. I believe that in this situation, for any abelian sheaf $\mathcal{F}$ on $X$ and any $p \in \mathbb{N}$, there is ...

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### Obstructions to symplectically embedding compact manifolds of dimension $4$ or higher

It is known in Li's paper (http://arxiv.org/pdf/0812.4929v1.pdf) that in compact symplectic manifolds $(X^{2n},\omega)$ of dimension at least $2n\geq 4$, an immersed symplectic surface represents a $2$...

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### Example request: seriously deficient homogeneous spaces

In a previous post, I cite a dimension condition commonly satisfied by homogeneous spaces and claim that a counterexample must have deficiency at least $3$. For convenience, I reproduce the definition ...

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### A dimension condition on the cohomology of a homogeneous space

The rational cohomology of a homogeneous space $G/K$ admits a homomorphism from $H^*(BK)$ induced from the classifying map $G/K \to BK$ of the principal $K$-bundle $G \to G/K$. Assume the Lie group is ...