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On a question motivating Lurie's treatment of formal moduli problems

Lurie, in his ICM 2010 proceedings paper Moduli Problems for Ring Spectra (pdf), says that one motivating problem (for him, I presume, and possibly others) for thinking about formal moduli problems is ...
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Categories of sheaves and Kan Extensions

This is quite a broad question regarding constructions of categories of sheaves in geometry. Let $\textbf{Sch}$ denote the category of schemes. Let $\textbf{SchAff}$ denote the full subcategory of ...
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Infinity-groupoid on the etale site of a scheme.

Let $X$ be a topological space. We may naturally associate to $X$ a simplicial set which is a Kan complex. This in turn gives rise to the fundamental $\infty$-groupoid associated to $X$. From this ...
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If I want to study Jacob Lurie's books “Higher Topoi Theory”, “Derived AG”, what prerequisites should I have?

I've been told that it's important to know modern physics, Differential Geometry and Algebraic Topology for understanding higher structures. Is there any other prerequisite for understanding Lurie's ...