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### Interpretation of Hochschild Homology groups

In all the literature I've come across there are many concrete interpretations of the first few Hochschild Cohomology groups. For example $HH^1(A,M)\cong Derivation/Inner Derivations$ etc....
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### Motivation behind the definition of hochschild cohomology

For an associative algebra $A$ one can define the Hochschild cohomology of $A$ as $ HH^n(A,A):= Hom_{\mathcal{D}(A^{op} \otimes A)}(A, [n]A)$ (this definition also works for the graded and dg cases as ...

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### Hochschild cohomology and bar resolutions

I asked the following question on mathstack but didn't receive any comments, so I thought I'd try my luck here.
Let $A$ be an associative algebra over a field $k$. One can define $HH^n (A,A)$ as $ ...

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### Hochschild cohomology and formal smoothness

Hochschild cohomology can be used to characterise formal smoothness of unital associative algebras; in that such an algebra $A$ is formally smooth if and only if it is of Hochschild cohomological ...

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### A noncommutative vector bundle

We know that a noncommutative vector bundle is a finitely generated projective $A$-module where $A$ is a non commutative $C^{*}$ algebra. In this question we introduce a particular non commutative ...

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### Soft Question: What does periodic cyclic theory measure?

Ex1) The cyclic homology of $\mathbb{C}[X,Y]$ and that of the algebra of functions on the sphere $S^2$ have the same periodic cyclic homology, clearly however these objects are topologically very ...

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### Poincaré Duality of a quasi-free algebra

I'm completely stumped on this one (yet I feel it is obviously true or obviously false)
If $A$ is a quasi-free algebra, then must it satisfy PoincarĂ© duality?
All i need to find is a protective ...

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### Jacobi-Zariski exact sequence question

Denote by $HC(A,M)$ the Hochschild homological complex of an algebra $A$ with coefficients in an $A$-bimodule $M$, and let $B\rightarrow A$ be an $R$-flat extension of $R$-algebras, for some $CRing$ ...

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### Cohomology of a graded differential algebra with L-infinity action by a Lie algebra relative to a sub algebra

Suppose $A$ is a graded differential algebra, $h\subset g$ is an ideal, and that there is an $L_\infty$ action by $g/h$ on $A$. Is there any theorem that gives a quasi-isomorphism between the ...

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### Lifting Lie algebra cohomology class to Hochschild cochain

Let $g$ be a Lie algebra, $h\subset g$ an ideal. The associative algebra $N=U(h)\subset U(g)$ can be viewed as a $g$-module.
The Lie algebra cohomology ${\rm H}^*(g,U(g))$ is isomorphic to the ...

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### Sort of units for the Yoneda product (and/or in Hochschild cohomology)

In an abelian category $\mathcal A$ with enough projectives, we have the Yoneda pairing
$$\operatorname{Ext}^p_{\mathcal A}(Y,Z)\otimes \operatorname{Ext}_{\mathcal A}^q(X,Y)\longrightarrow ...

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### A curious class in the Hochschild cohomology of graded algebras

If $A$ is a ($\mathbb Z$-)graded algebra, we can define its Hochschild cohomology in the usual way, via the standard complex of $A$-bimodules:
$$C_*(A)=\cdots\rightarrow A\otimes A\otimes ...

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### Hochschild and cyclic cohomology of commutative algebra?

I'm wondering how to compute the Hochschild cohomology ${\rm HH}^n(A,A)$ and the cyclic cohomology ${\rm HC}^n(A)$ where $A = \mathbb{C}[t_i]$ is the algebra of polynomials in a finite set of ...

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### Hochschild cohomology of de Rham algebra

I am interested in the relation between the Hochschild cohomology of the de Rham algebra on a manifold and the de Rham cohomology.
As we know, we can always take the de Rham algebra as a D.G.A. or ...

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### The Hochschild cohomology of a variety “with coefficient” in a vector bundle

This question is related to one of my previous question Do we have the following isomorphism for $\mathcal{Ext}$?
Let $X$ be a smooth variety (over $\mathbb{C}$) and $\Delta: X \rightarrow X \times ...

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### Is the definition of Gerstenhaber bracket related to operads?

I was reading these notes by Keller. On the page 19 he defines the Gerstenhaber bracket on the Hochschild cochain complex. But first of all he defines the operation $\bullet$ on the cochains by
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### Applications of topological chiral homology and factorization algebras (aka higher Hochschild cohomology)

I recently heard a talk about these topics and found them very interesting.
The talk was centered on the formal structure and didn't really focus on examples.
So my question is: what is your favorite ...

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### When do Hochschild homology and cohomology agree? (Ambidexterity?)

Suppose $X$ is a smooth algebraic variety over a field of characteristic $0$. What are the most general conditions under which Hochschild homology and cohomology of $X$ agree?
The existence of a ...

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### did any one know the definition of Hochschild cohomology of a differential graded algebra?

Let A with d be a differential graded associative algebra (DG algebra). What is the definition of Hochschild complex C*(A,A)? There should be a Hoshschild differential and a cup product, but i can't ...

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### Algebras Morita equivalent to their centers

Hi,
I wonder if there is a name for:
1) Algebras which are Morita equivalent to their centers, or
2) dg-algebras which are derived Morita equivalent to their Hochshild cohomology?
For instance, ...

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### Hochschild Cohomology of Differential Operators in characteristic 0

In Mariusz Wodzicki's paper "Cyclic homology of differential operators," the following result is mentioned: for $D_M$ the algebra of differential operators on a smooth manifold $M$ we have that ...

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### Computer Algebra solution for simplicial resolutions for André-Quillen cohomology

Hello,
I would like to experiment with AndrĂ©-Quillen (co)homology. Especially for singular rings.
A key problem is that the construction of a simplicial resolution of a ring seems to require a rather ...

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### A matrix algebra has no deformations?

I have often heard the slogan that "a matrix algebra has no deformations," and I am trying to understand precisely what that means. While I would be happy with more general statements about ...

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### dg-lie structure on $HH^*$ and Koszul duality

This is shamelessly close to my other question: A Question on Koszul duality and $B(\infty)$ structures on $HH^*$. Maybe this one will get a better response. Rather than rewrite that one, I am going ...

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### A Question on Koszul duality and $B(\infty)$ structures on $HH^*$

The following theorem is known from a paper "Duality in Gerstenhaber Algebras" by Felix, Menichi, Thomas. Given a simply connected space X of finite type.
There is an equivalence of Gerstenhaber ...

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### Relation between Gerstenhaber bracket and Connes differential

Let $C$ be an arbitrary algebra (more generally, a linear 1-category). The following structures are well-known:
A degree-0 product on the Hochschild cohomology $HH^*(C)$
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HH^*(C) \otimes HH^*(C) ...

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### A simple proof of the Weyl algebra's rigidity.

I am wondering if there is a nice presentation of the Hochschild cohomology of $A_n$ the Weyl algebra. It is known that $H^m(A_n,A_n)=0$ for $m>0$, and thus it is rigid. A proof can be found in ...

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### What is the Hochschild cohomology of the dg category of perfect complexes on a variety?

Let $X$ be a quasi-projective variety over a field $k$. Let $D_{qcoh}$ be a dg enhancement of the unbounded derived category of quasi-coherent sheaves over $X$, and $D_{perf}$ its full subcategory of ...

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### Hochschild H^1 (R,M) = 0 vs. H_1 (R,M) = 0 where R is a ring and M is an (R,R)-bimodule

Let $k$ be a commutative ring (with unity). Let $R$ be a $k$-algebra (with unity, but not of necessity commutative).
Let $M$ be an $\left(R,R\right)$-bimodule where $k$ acts in the same way from the ...

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### Differential Hochschild Cohomology, general tools?

Background: in deformation quantization one wants to construct formal associative deformations (the star products $\star$) of the algebra of smooth complex-valued functions on a Poisson manifold $M$ ...

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### Hochschild (co)homology of A and of Mod_A

Let A be an algebra (or dg algebra). Where can I find a proof of HH_*(A) = HH_*(Mod_A) and HH^*(A) = HH^*(Mod_A)? (And does this hold for any A?) Here Mod_A is, e.g., the category of left A-modules.
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### “Spec” of graded rings?

From the discussion here, it seems that general Hochschild cohomology classes correspond to deformations where the deformation parameter can have nonzero degree.
So I have some naive and maybe stupid ...

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### Hochschild cohomology and A-infinity deformations

When we are dealing with ordinary things or dg things (where thing = algebra or category), I think I understand how HH^2 corresponds to 1st order deformations and HH^3 corresponds to obstructions.
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### Book on Hochschild (co)homology

There is currently no treatise treating Hochschild (co)homology systematically. There is a chapter in Weibel's book, there's parts of Loday's and a few others...
What should be covered by such a ...

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### Is there a refinement of the Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg theorem for cohomology?

The HKR theorem for cohomology in characteristic zero says that if $R$ is a regular, commutative $k$ algebra ($char(k) = 0$) then a certain map $\bigwedge^* Der(R) \to CH^*(R,R)$ (where $\wedge^* ...

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### Regarding the Gerstenhaber bracket on Hochschild cohomology and Morita equivalence

Associated to any $A_\infty$ $k$-algebra $A$ the Hochschild cochain complex $CH^*(A)$ has the structure of a dg-Lie algebra and a dg-algebra which are compatible enough that the cohomology is a ...