Homotopy theory is an important sub-field of algebraic topology. It is mainly concerned with the properties and structures of spaces which are invariant under homotopy. Chief among these are the homotopy groups of spaces, specifically those of spheres. Homotopy theory includes a broad set of ideas ...

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A definition of the homotopy colimit of a coherent diagram

Suppose I am given a homotopy coherent diagram of spaces of shape $I$ (This is a simplicial functor $F:\mathfrak{C}[I] \to Top$, where $\mathfrak{C}$ is the standard cofibrant replacement functor in ...
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Homotopy classification of selfmaps of product of spheres?

Self-maps of n-torus $T^n=S^1\times ...\times S^1$ are classified by the induced homorphism of fundamental group $\pi_1 T^n=Z^n$. Is a similar result true form self-maps of $S^k\times ...\times S^k$ (...
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Principal bundles that can't be detected by spheres

The question I'm trying to answer is the following: Let $P \to X$ be a principal $G$-bundle (over a connected CW complex) satisfying that all pullbacks to spheres (of arbitrary dimension) are ...
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Algebraic K theory, Karoubi completion and splitting

Suppose $\mathcal{C}\subset \mathcal{C}'$ is a pair of pre-triangulated smooth DG categories over a characteristic-zero basefield (say, $\mathbb{C}$), such that $\mathcal{C}$ is faithfully embedded in ...
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When does algebraic K theory behave like a cohomology theory

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a field. Let $K(\mathbb{F})$ be its algebraic (Quillen) $K$-theory spectrum. Let $X$ be a (nice, finite CW) topological space and let $\text{Rep}\Omega(X)$ be the DG category of (...
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Is it known whether this space is a suspension space?

For each prime $p\geq 3$ let $\alpha_p:S^{2p}\to S^3$ denote a representative of $\pi_{2p}S^3$ of order $p$. Berstein and Hilton showed that for each $p$ the homotopy cofiber $C_{\alpha_p}$ of $\...
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Motivation and potential applications of spectral algebraic geometry

Nowadays there is a lot of talk about derived algebraic geometry, but not so much about the related subject of spectral algebraic geometry. Now I'm curious what future is there for spectral algebraic ...
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What is an Elementary “Homotopy, Model” Topos?

Context: Def (Rezk): A (Grothendieck) homotopy topos is a homotopy left exact Bousfield localization of the model category of simplicial presheaves sPsh(C) on a small simplicial category C. Thm (...
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Test categories applied to Dold-Kan correspondence?

Let's see how this goes, this might be a bit rushed, if you spot any mistakes feel free to correct them. A test category $X$ is a category that can be used in place of the simplex category $\Delta$ to ...
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teaching higher algebra

Has anyone ever (successfully or unsuccessfully) taught a course in higher algebra (in the $\infty$-categorical sense)? I'm asking out of curiosity (and also hoping for more resources). The kind ...
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Topology of categories, very basic facts surrounding Quillen's Higher Algebraic K-Theory I

In his paper Higher Algebraic K-Theory I (see [here][1]), Quillen introduces a topological space $BC$, called the classifying space of $C$, and tries to relate its topology to the categorical ...
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What does “higher monodromy” tell us about a principal bundle

Let $P \to X$ be a principal $G-$bundle and let $f: X \to BG$ be its classifying map. As I understand there's some way to associate a monodromy representation $\pi_1(X) \to G$ to it. I know how to ...
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completion and convergence of spectral sequence

I would like to understand the connection between $p$-adic completion and the strong convergence of a spectral sequence. Precisely, suppose $E^2_{s,t}\implies G_{s+t}$ is a first quadrant strongly ...
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Goodwillie's notes from MSRI Lecture Series

Does anyone know where I can find an electronic version of Goodwillie's (unpublished) notes from the MSRI Lecture Series in Spring, 1990? They're mentioned/cited as such in work of Dundas-McCarthy, ...
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Product-like structures on spheres

For $i=1,2$, let $j_i$ denote the inclusion of $S^n$ into the product $S^n \times S^n$ as the $i^{\text{th}}$ factor. I would very much like to know the answer to the following question, which seems ...
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P.G.Goerss, J.F.Jardine, “Simplicial Homotopy Theory” prerequisites

I know that such questions may be better suited for math.stackexchange, but I believe that that the topic of simplicial homotopy theory is advanced enough for mathoverflow. Besides, I know that there ...
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Categorical or simplicial introduction to modern homotopy theory

I've heard some people saying that it would be easier to study homotopy theory first through simplicial sets. First, i thought that these people were not being serious. But it caught me wondering... ...
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Homotopy equivalence of maps with compact support and maps which vanish at infinity

Let $X$ be a nice space, maybe a manifold, and let $Y$ be a based space. What sort of conditions must we impose on $Y$ (and $X$ if need be) to get a homotopy equivalence $$ \mathcal C_c(X,Y) \simeq \...
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classifying space of orthogonal groups

Let $O(n)$ be the $n$-th orthogonal group and $O$ be the direct limit of $O(n)$ with respect to $n$. Let $BO(n)$ and $BO$ be the classifying spaces. Question: Why $BO$ is an $H$-space? My supervisor ...
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What is kernel $\phi:G\rightarrow \pi_1(X/G,p(x_0))$?

Let $G$ be a discontinuous group (this means that it acts discontinuously with finite stabilizers) of homeomorphisms of a simply connected, locally compact metric space $X$. Let $p:X\rightarrow X/G$ ...
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The cooperations algebras Johnson-Wilson theory and truncated BP-theory

Given a prime $p$, there is a well known homology theory $BP$, known as Brown-Peterson homology. Has several related theories, namely the Johnson-Wilson theories $E(n)$ and the truncated Brown-...
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how to prove the $n$-times self-product of a map is null-homotopic

Let $k$ be a fixed positive integer and $\Sigma_k$ the $k$-th symmetric group. By letting $\Sigma_k$ permuting an orthonormal basis of a $k$-dimensional Euclidean space, there is a "regular ...
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classifying maps of Whitney sums of vector bundles

For an $n$-dimensional vector bundle $\xi$ with structure group $G\leq O(n)$ over a $CW$-complex $B$, we have a classifying map up to homotopy $$ f(\xi): B\longrightarrow BG, $$ $f(\xi)\in [B;BG]$, ...
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Does the category of categories-mod-natural-isomorphism have any nonobvious autoequivalences?

The simpler question is to study the 2-groupoid $\mathrm{Aut}(\mathsf{Cat})$ of all autoequivalences of the category of (small) categories (i.e. the groupoid of equivalences of categories $\mathsf{Cat}...
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order of elements in a mapping space

Let $B$ be a finite CW-complex and $\xi$ be a vector bundle over $B$ with structure group $\Sigma_n$, the $n$-th symmetric group. Then corresponding to $\xi$, we have a classifying map $$ g\in \tilde {...
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equivariant embeddings from the k-th configuration space to the k+1-th configuration space

Let $S$ be a closed, orientable surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and $S'$ be the manifold $S\setminus\text{one point}$. Let $F(S',k)$ be the $k$-th (ordered) configuration space on $S'$. It is claimed in ...
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the “Kahn-Priddy map” and “multiplicative $p$-local equivalence”

The following is a part of a paper that I need to understand I totally do not know the argument. Could you explain? Thanks. Let $\Sigma_n$ be the $n$-th symmetric group and $\Sigma_\infty$ be the ...
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$K_0$ an $KH_0$ of a normal crossing variety

Let $k$ be a field (say, algebraically closed to fix the ideas) and let $X$ be a strict (aka simple) normal crossing variety over $k$, so that $X$ is union of regular varieties with intersection that ...
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Different model structures on Top

There is at least 3 model structures on the category of topological spaces, the Quillen Model structure, the Storm model structure and the Mixed model structure. In the Mixed model structure $\mathsf{...
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Automorphisms of Eilenberg-Mac Lane spaces and semidirect products (and the odd line)

If $A$ is an abelian group, we have $Aut\left(K\left(A,n\right)\right)=Aut(A) \ltimes K\left(A,n\right),$ where the left hand side is the space of self-homotopy equivalences. Is there an easy way to ...
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Symmetric sub-simplicial sets of the nerve of $\mathbb{N}$

The nerve of $\mathbb{N}$ is the simplicial set $N\mathbb{N}$ with simplices: tuples $(k_1,\ldots, k_r)$ with each $k_i\in \mathbb{N}$ degeneracies: inserting $0$ faces: adding consecutive entries ...
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Computing Homotopy Fixed Point Spectral Sequences related to Morava E thories

Given a finite subgroup of $G$ sitting inside the Morava stabilizer group $S_n$, we can form the homotopy fixed point spectrum $E_n^{hG}$. There is a spectral sequence with $E_2^{s,t} = H^s(G;\pi_t(...
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Motivation for equivariant homotopy theory?

I'm in the process of learning equivariant homotopy theory, so I was wondering: what is the importance of equivariant homotopy theory, and what has it been applied to so far? I know of HHR's solution ...
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Algebraic geometry introduction for homotopy theorists/algebraic topologists

Algebraic geometry has a plenty of decent introductory texts now. Some are of the classical commutative algebraic approach(following EGA), like Ravi Vakil's "Foundations". Some use facts from ...
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geometric conditions on maps between manifolds inducing monomorphisms on cohomology

Let $M,N$ be manifolds whose dimensions may be different. Let $f: M\longrightarrow N$ be a smooth map. What geometric conditions on $f$ can we impose such that the induced homomorphism $$ f^*: H^*(N;\...
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Parametrized Dold-Kan correspondence?

The stable Dold-Kan correspondence says that for every commutative ring $R$, there is an equivalence of $\infty$-categories between the category $Ch(R)$ of (unbounded) chain complexes of $R$-modules ...
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Homotopy classes of homeomorphisms of a multiple pointed space

Let $M$ be a multiple pointed space, i.e. $M$ is a topological space and there is a finite point set $M\supset P=\{p_1,...,p_k\}, k<\infty$. Such a $p_i$ is called a marked point. A map $$\varphi:M,...
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Fiber vs homotopy fiber in model categories: simple question

I have a concrete problem with the homotopy fiber and I am getting lost with the literature. I state my question and, to avoid confusions, I state downwards the definitions I am using. Let $C$ be a ...
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When do contributions of $\pi_*(L_{K(n)}S^0)$ to $\pi_*(S^0)$ stabilize?

I apologize if this question is obvious as I am just beginning to learn this field. I am also abusing the dependance on $p$ for notational ease. The Chromatic Convergence theorem establishes that $S=\...
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In CGWH, is every cofibration an inclusion with closed image?

As the title suggests, in CGWH, is every cofibration an inclusion with closed image?
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Vietoris-Begle theorem for simplicial sets

I've learned the theorem when reading a comment by Vidit Nanda to my question see here. Here is the (simplified) version of the theorem for topological spaces: Vietoris-Begle Theorem Let $f:X\...
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Localization at the Johnson-Wilson spectrum and rationalization

Is there a clean proof that the $L_n$, localization at $E(n)$, is simply rationalization (i.e. $L_0$) on Eilenberg-MacLane spectra? Eric Peterson asked this here, but I haven't seen an answer.
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fiber, homotopy fiber of spaces

Suppose we have a pullback of topological spaces (CW-complexes) $B\rightarrow A\leftarrow C$ which I will denote by $D$. Assumptions The induced map $D\rightarrow C$ is a trivial fibration The map $...
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What are some examples of total derived functors that can't be computed from a functorial replacement?

(Or more generally, what are some examples of Kan extensions which are not pointwise?) By a total derived functor of a functor $F: C \to D$, I simply mean a (left or right) Kan extension of $F$ along ...
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Generalization for Leray Hirsch theorem for Principal $G$-bundle [closed]

This is a general question: Is there a generalized Leray Hirsch theorem for Principal $G$-bundle? with $G$ finite group with discrete topology. I know it does not make sense to compare with original ...
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Free generators for the fat commutator subgroup

There is a homomorphism $\langle x,y\rangle\to\langle x\rangle$ of free groups, sending $y$ to $1$. We can combine this with the other obvious homomorphism to get a surjective homomorphism $$ \...
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Why does strong convergence of the EMSS imply that Tot commutes with suspension spectrum?

Given a fiber square of simplicial sets $$\begin{array}{cc} & \hspace{-7mm} E \\ &\hspace{-7mm}\downarrow \\ \ast\longrightarrow &\hspace{-7mm} B \end{array}$$ ...
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Geometric interpretation of the conjugation operation in the dual Steenrod algebra

As the dual mod 2 Steenrod algebra, $A$, is a Hopf algebra, it has the conjugation operation, $\chi:A\to A$. Milnor also gives a formula for this. I wonder if there is any source telling about a ...
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Does every (co)homology functor (in particular, stable homotopy) factor through chain complexes?

Ordinary homology and cohomology factor through chain complexes via singular homology and cohomology. What about other (co)homology theories? That is, for each spectrum $E$, do we have a lift in the ...
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Pullback-stable model of fibrewise suspension of fibrations (in simplicial sets, or similar setting)

Given a fibration $p : Y \to X$ in simplicial sets (or any other model category), there are various ways to construct its fibrewise suspension, i.e. its suspension as an object of the slice $\...