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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 ...
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A formal group law over oriented bordism

My question is related to the following question by Mark Grant here on math overflow: Formal group law of unoriented cobordism There it is stated that $MO_*$ has a formal group law $F_0$, universal ...
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When is the projective model structure cartesian? When is the internal hom invariant?

If M is a sufficiently nice model category and D is a small category then there are two natural model structures we can impose on the functor category $Fun(D,M)$ where the weak equivalences are the ...
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Explicit model of BSU(2) in terms of singular complex

What is the explicit model of BSU(2) in terms of singular complex, up to 5 dimensions, so that one can compute $\pi_5(BSU(2))=\mathbb{Z}_2$ explicitly? This question is related to another question of ...
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The role of ANR in modern topology

Absolute neighborhood retracts (ANRs) are topological spaces $X$ which, whenever $i\colon X\to Y$ is an embedding into a normal topological space $Y$, there exists a neighborhood $U$ of $i(X)$ in $Y$ ...
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Simplicial localisation and infinity categories

If $(\mathcal{C},W)$ is a category with weak equivalences then we may naturally form its Dwyer-Kan simplicial localisation $L(\mathcal{C}, W)$. This is a simplicial category which naturally gives a ...
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Homotopy Equivalences and Induced Correspondences between Fibre Bundles

Suppose that $f:X\rightarrow Y$ is a homotopy equivalence of manifolds. Given a manifold $F$, the pullback construction for $f$ yields a correspondence between isomorphism classes of fibre bundles ...
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First mention of the fundamental bigroupoid of a space?

The fundamental bigroupoid $\Pi_2(X)$ of a space $X$ was independently described by Hardie, Kamps and Kieboom (paywall) and Stevenson (arXiv) around the year 2000. HKK cite Baez-Dolan's seminal HDA0, ...
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On the stable splitting of loops on a suspension

Let $X$ be a connected, based CW complex. Then the James splitting of $\Sigma\Omega\Sigma X$ gives, in particular, a weak equivalence of spectra $$ \Sigma^{\infty} \Omega\Sigma X_+ \quad \simeq \quad ...
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Cech cohomology as a colimit over maps to a CW complex

Given a topological space $X$, we consider the following category $\mathsf{CW}_{X\to}$. The objects are finite CW complexes $Y$ equipped with a continuous map $X\to Y$. The morphisms are continuous ...
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Non-commutativity of certain Hopf spaces

How do one prove (or disprove) that $\Omega S^{2}$ and $\Omega(S^{2} \vee S^{2})$ are non commutative Hopf spaces? I thought this is a question for math.stackexchange, but not many people even viewed ...
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realization of maps between classifying spaces of categories

The classifying space $B\mathcal{C}$ of a small category $\mathcal{C}$ is by definition the geometric realization of the nerve of $\mathcal{C}$. Now let $\mathcal{C}_1$ and $\mathcal{C}_2$ be two ...
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Are constructible derived categories invariant up to weak homotopy equivalence?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two topological spaces and $R$ be commutative ring. Let $D_c^b(X, R)$ and $D_c^b(Y,R)$ be their respective bounded derived categories of constructible sheaves of $R$-modules. I ...
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Tangent space, metrics etc. on simplicial sets

Is there a way to attach some sensible notion of tangent space to a simplicial set? If yes, is it possible to transfer typical local data from differential geometry such as metrics to this setting? ...
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Cohomology of Projective Classical Lie Groups

Let $G$ be a compact, connected, simply-connected Lie group with centre $Z(G)$, and consider the Lie group $G/Z(G)$. I believe that for $G$ a classical group, the Lie group $G/Z(G)$ is sometimes ...
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Bar construction for spectra

Suppose we have a group $G$ then one can construct $BG$ and one of the essential part of the construction is the co-unit map. Now suppose we have a ring spectrum $R$, then having a co-unit splits the ...
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Strengthening the Compression Lemma in homotopy theory

The following result is sometimes known as the Compression Lemma: Let $(X,A)$ be a CW pair and let $(Y,B)$ be a topological pair with $B\neq\emptyset$. For all $n$ such that $X-A$ has $n$-cells, ...
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Is there a (discrete) monoid M injecting into its group completion G for which BM is not homotopy equivalent to BG?

For a (discrete) monoid $M$, the classifying space $BM$ is the geometric realization of the nerve of the one object category whose hom-set is $M$. (This definition gives the usual classfiying space ...
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Representations of Finite Subgroups on Homology

Suppose that $G$ is a connected, simply-connected, complex, semisimple Lie group, and that $H$ is finite subgroup. Consider the left-multiplicative action of $H$ on $G$, and the resulting ...