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How to understand $\mathcal{L}BG \simeq G/^{\text{ad}}G$ in term of simplicial sets?

First let $G$ be a topological group and $BG$ its classifying space. Let $\mathcal{L}BG=\text{Map}(S^1, BG)$ be the free loop space of $BG$. We can see that $\mathcal{L}BG$ has the homotopy type of ...
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Thom Spectra and Hopf-Galois Extensions of Ring Spectra

So I've been fiddling with this for a long time, so apologies to anyone that's already heard me talk about this ad nauseum. I haven't been able to get anywhere with it, and it seemed that as such, it ...
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Motivic derived algebraic geometry

In algebraic geometry one studies spaces locally modelled on commutative algebras, i.e. commutative algebra objects in the symmetric monoidal category Ab of abelian groups. Now supposedly in the ...
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can a common mortal understand why the affine line is not smooth in brave new algebraic geometry?

In the introduction to HAGII Toen and Vezzosi write that in brave new algebraic geometry (that is, algebraic geometry over the category of symmetric spectra) Z[T] is not smooth over Z. I am told that ...