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Strictly commutative elements of $E_\infty$-spaces

Let $X$ be an $E_\infty$-space (not necessarily grouplike). Let $x \in \pi_0 X$ be an element; say that $x$ is strictly commutative if there is a map of $E_\infty$-spaces $\mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0} \to X$ ...
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Motivic homotopy spectral sequence

I would like to have a question about the re-index convention. Let us consider a spectrum $E$ (I am mainly interested in motivic setting, however let's consider the simplicial case firstly, i.e. $E$ ...
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Homotopy limit-colimit diagrams in stable model categories

It is shown in Remark 7.1.12 of (a newer version of) Mark Hovey's book Model Categories that, in a stable model category, homotopy pullback squares coincide with homotopy pushout squares. The argument ...
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Correspondence between operads and $\infty$-operads with one object

Given a simplicial operad one can form its category of operators. This is a simplicial category with a functor to the category of finite pointed sets which is a bijection on objects and whose ...
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How does one Segal-subdivide a 2-category?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a small category. Then, its Segal subdivision $\text{sd }\mathcal{C}$ is a new category whose objects are morphisms of $\mathcal{C}$, and a morphism from $f:x \to y$ to $g: w \to ...
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Where does the ''hyper'' go?

There is a model structure on the category $Grpd$ of groupoids such that weak equivalences are equivalences of categories, cofibrations are the injections on objects (see nlab) and there is a Quillen ...
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ideals in Linfty algebras

Where is anything written about ideals in $L_\infty$ algebras? What is the best formulation either in terms of coderivation formalism or explicit multivariable formulas. Does the `obvious' theorem ...
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Three questions on $\operatorname{hocolim}$

I posted this on math.stack.exchange but didn't get a helpful response, so please let me try it here. Let $D$ be a small category and $F:D\to sSets$ a functor. There is a bisimplicial set indicated ...
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What is the homotopy fiber of a fold map?

If $X$ and $Y$ are based spaces, let $p_X: X\vee Y\to X$ be the fold map, or projection, onto $X$. What is the homotopy fiber $F$ of $p_X$? I think I have an argument that $F$ is the half-smash ...
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Is the counit of geometric realization a Serre fibration?

Recall that a Serre fibration between topological spaces is a map which has the homotopy lifting property (HLP) for all CW complexes (equivalently for all disks $D^k$). The Serre fibrations are the ...
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Is there a scheme corresponding to the unit interval?

Can someone complete the following table? $\begin{array}{cc} \text{Topology over } \mathbb{R} & \text{Topology over } \mathbb{C} & \text{Algebraic Geometry} \\\\ \hline \mathbb{R} & ...
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Embedding tower in low codimension

If $F$ is a suitably nice functor from manifolds to spaces, it has a degree $k$ "polynomial" approximation $T_k F$ in the sense of embedding calculus. We set $T_\infty F := \mathrm{holim} T_k F$. The ...
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A category with weak equivalences which is not a model category

I'm only considering complete and cocomplete categories. A pair $(\mathfrak{X} , \mathfrak{W}) $ is, by definition, a category with weak equivalences if $ \mathfrak{X} $ is a category and $ ...
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Algebraic K-theory and Homotopy Sheaves

Recently, when I was reading the definition of higher algebraic K-theory, I tried to give myself some motivation by looking at derived algebraic geometry. The constructions for algebraic K-theory ...
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homotopy pullback/pushout

Is it true that homotopy pullback and homotopy pushout coincide in the category of spectrum? I had a feeling that this is the case, but don't know where to find a proof or how to prove it. Thanks!
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What is a good basic reference on model categories?

I am looking for a general reference text on model categories, that contains all the basic results and definitions. I'm perfectly happy to be pointed towards a textbook, and I'm not looking for ...
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Can the various proofs of the connectivity in the Blakers-Massey theorem be algebraicised?

This is related to Transversality in the proof of the Blakers-Massey Theorem. Is it necessary?, and other questions, such as the intuition behind the Freudenthal suspension theorem. The answers and ...
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Borel constructions, equivariant cohomology, and homotopy quotients of monoid actions.

Let $M$ be a (discrete) monoid acting on a space $X.$ We may take the quotient of $X,$ by this action, $X/M$ that is the coequalizer of the action map $M \times X \to X$ against the projection map. ...
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Does the signature admit a homotopy coherent refinement?

Cobordism genera can often be refined to $E_\infty$-orientations in the sense of Ando-Blumberg-Gepner-Hopkins-Rezk: 1) the mod 2 Euler characteristic $MO\to H\mathbb{F}_2$; 2) the $\widehat A$-genus ...
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What is the 31th homotopy group of the 2 - sphere ?

What is $\pi_{31}(S^2)$, the 31th homotopy group of the 2 - sphere ? This question has a physics motivation: 1) There are relations between (2nd and 3rd) Hopf fibrations and (2- and 3-) qbits ...
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Grothendieck fibrations and classifying spaces

Suppose that $$F:\mathcal{D} \to \mathcal{C}$$ is a Grothendieck fibration of small categories, whose fibers are groupoids. Is there anything sensible which can be said about the induced morphism ...
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“monotone” homotopy?

This is a question about a concept that I call "monotone homotopy" which arises in a natural way in some topological situations. Let $X$ be a (bounded) metric space, $Y$ be a topological space and ...
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A computation by the Shapiro Lemma

Hi: When I read the book "An introduction to Homological algebra" by Weibel, the page 206, line 9 says that "Shapiro's Lemma tell us that $H_q(S_n(X)\otimes_{Z}A)$ is zero if $q\neq 0$ and is ...
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Change the fiber of a fibration

Let $F \rightarrow E \rightarrow B$ be a (Serre) fibration of topological spaces. Given a map $F' \rightarrow F$, is there a criterion for the existence or even an explicit construction of a fibration ...
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Explicit Lie May structure on cosimplicial DG Lie algebras

In the paper "Homotopy Lie algebras", Schechtman and Hinich proved that any cosimplicial differential graded Lie algebra has the structure of a 'Lie May algebra'. If my understanding is right here, ...
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Notation of a pregallery

I'm transcribing parts of Harm van der Lek's thesis 'The homotopy type of complex hyperplane complements' and due to it being written in 1983 the typesetting isn't very detailed. In latex, how should ...
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Why $\Omega X$ and $BG$ are adjoint functors?

This is definitely not a research level question. I believe this is "common sense" among homotopists, however after "extensive" googling for 2 days I could not find a proof of it online or in standard ...
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Visualize Fourth Homotopy Group of $S^2$

I know $\pi_4(S^2)$ is $\mathbb{Z}_2$. However, I don't know how to visualize it. For example, it is well known that $\pi_3(S^2)=\mathbb{Z}$ can be understood by Hopf Fibration. Elements in ...
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Generalized Categories for “Higher Homotopy Groupoids”

I was thinking about the definition of higher homotopy groups $\pi_n$ of a topological space in comparison to the common extremely formal fundamental groupoid construction of $\pi_1$. I'd like to be ...
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What is the homotopy fiber of the map from a space to its James construction?

Given a pointed space X, let $J(X)$ denote its James construction. There is a natural inclusion $X\rightarrow J(X)$ which can equivalently be described as the unit map $\eta_X:X\rightarrow \Omega ...
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Homotopy classes of maps to Lie groups

In Physics one often encounters maps from a certain manifold $M$ to a Lie group $G$. For example, in gauge theories, this gives a gauge transformation, wich is a symmetry of a theory. It is then ...
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Detecting homotopy nontriviality of an element in a torsion homotopy group

I have a map, constructed geometrically, $S^4 \to S^3$. I suspect that it is a representative for the generator $\eta_3\in \pi_4(S^3) \simeq \mathbb{Z}_2$, but I am not 100% sure ($\eta_3$ is defined ...
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Proving that a space cannot be delooped.

Suppose we have some pointed connected topological space $X$. How can we determine if there exists a space $BX$, called delooping of $X$, such that its space of based loops $\Omega BX$ is homotopy ...
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Homotopy excision and homotopy pushout

I have three related questions. I understand homotopy pushouts via the standard model structure on the diagrams - and taking the derived functor of the pushout. I'm not sure, but I believe that in ...
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Is the space of diffeomorphisms homotopy equivalent to a CW-complex?

Clarification: My question concerns the homotopy type of the space of $C^k$ diffeomorphisms with the compact-open $C^k$ topology, where $0< k \leq\infty$. I have stated my question below with $k=1$ ...
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Status of Beilinson conjectures?

(I hesitate to post that question here, but I received on answer on FB:) Does anyone know how the current status of work on them is? And how the possible generalizations etc. which one thinks ...
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Top - Model structures

There are three well known model structures in the category of spaces - the Quillen's structure, the Strom's structure and the mixed structure. I was wondering if there is some other nice structures. ...
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Path components of a monoidal category acting on homology

Let $S$ be a (small) symmetric monoidal category and $X$ a (small) category on which $S$ acts. $\pi_0(S) = \pi_0(BS)$ is naturally an abelian monoid, with $[A] + [B] := [A+B]$, where $[A]$ denotes ...
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Homotopy colimits over a certain subset category.

Hi! Let $I$ denote all the finite subsets of some set (infinite or finite) S. For each n, let $I_n$ be the subset consisting of objects of cardinality n, so that there are no morphisms between the ...
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Units of MO and MU

Real (or complex) cobordism is described by a symmetric ring spectrum MO (or MU respectively) as explained in examples 2.8 and 2.9 here. Associated to such a ring spectrum $R$, we have a unit spectrum ...
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Orientation preserving self-homotopy equivalences of the 2-sphere

According to this question, Hansen proved that the space $\mathrm{Aut}_0(\mathbb{S}^2)$ of orientation preserving self-homotopy equivalences of the 2-sphere is homotopy equivalent to ...
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Which E_∞-spaces are homotopy colimits of k-truncated E_∞-spaces?

This question is closely related to my previous question about modules over truncated sphere spectra, in particular, it has the same motivation. Recall that every space (or ∞-groupoid) can be ...
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Is there a general theory of fiber theorems?

Here are three vague theorems rolled up in one. Let $X$ and $Y$ be sufficiently nice topological spaces and $f:X \to Y$ a sufficiently nice surjection. If for each $y \in Y$, the fiber $f^{-1}(y) ...
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Can one compare monads arising from homotopy equivalent adjunctions?

Suppose we have a Quillen adjunction $L\colon {\mathcal C} \leftrightarrow {\mathcal D}: R$. For convenience let us assume that all objects of $\mathcal C$ are cofibrant and all objects of $\mathcal ...
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Multisimplicial geometric realization

Does anyone know a reference or proof for the following? Let $k\geq 1$ and let $X$ be a space. There is a $k$-fold multisimplicial set whose simplices in degree $n_1,\ldots,n_k$ are the maps ...
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Simplicial space whose all face/degeneracy maps are homotopy equivalences

I believe that the following is true, but I cannot find a proof. Let $X_\bullet$ be a simplicial topological space (I can add that my $X_\bullet$ comes from a bisimplicial set, so the spaces $X_n$ are ...
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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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Defining Transfers Algebraically

I was trying to understand group (co)homology from a homological algebra point of view. Namely, given a group, $G$, one considers the category of (left) $\mathbb{Z}[G]$-modules, ...
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Mayer-Vietoris sequence in homology with local coefficients

Background. I'm trying to compute some homology groups using a Mayer-Vietoris argument, but I really need local coefficients. Question 1. What does the Mayer-Vietoris sequence look like when using ...
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Are loop spaces of homotopically equivalent spaces homotopically equivalent? [closed]

Let $f:X \to Y$ be a homotopy equivalence of pointed topological spaces. Then, is the induced map of pointed loop spaces $\Omega (f): \Omega X \to \Omega Y$ a homotopy equivalence? Here, loop spaces ...