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### Geometric interpretation of families in the stable homotopy groups of spheres

There are infinite families in the stable homotopy groups of spheres; many of these can be seen by looking for "periodicity" phenomena in the Adams-Novikov spectral sequence. An example is the image ...

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### Second homotopy group of the mod 2 Moore spectrum

Let $S/2$ be the mod 2 Moore spectrum (i.e. the cofiber of $2: S \to S$). Then multiplication by 2 acts nontrivially on this spectrum: the homotopy groups of $S/2$ are all $\mathbb{Z}/4$-modules by a ...

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### What is the first interesting matric Toda bracket in the stable homotopy of the sphere?

Feel free to gloss ‘interesting’ as you see fit. One way:
1. What is the lowest degree matric Toda bracket in $\pi_\ast(S)$ that doesn't contain zero?
By ‘degree’ I mean total homotopical ...

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### How to construct maps between (co)fibre sequences in a stable $\infty$-category?

Fix a stable $\infty$-category $\mathcal{C}$ and two (co)fibre sequences $a \rightarrow b \rightarrow c$ and $x \rightarrow y \rightarrow z$ in $\mathcal{C}$. Now suppose we are given a map $a \...

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### Can a nontrivial spectrum smash to zero with $K$-theory?

Let $E $ be a (possibly nonconnective) spectrum. Suppose $E \wedge K = 0$ (where $K$ is complex $K$-theory). Does it follow that $E = 0$?

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### Refinement of concept of support of a module

My rings are commutative and noetherian.
The support of a module is usually defined to be the set of prime ideals of the ring such that localization at that prime does not make the module zero. This ...

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### Non-Noetherian Stable Homotopy

There seems to be quite a bit of theory developed to deal with "stable homotopy" in the sense of the derived category of a Noetherian ring, or just any situation where the endomorphism ring of the ...

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### Properties of endmorphism rings of E(n),K(n)-localized spheres

Is it known whether or not the endomorphism rings (or ring spectra) of the localized sphere spectra in $L_nSp$ and $L_{K(n)}Sp$ are Noetherian or not? Are they well understood? Perhaps, in the vein of ...

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### Is the 4-line of the E_2 term of the classical Adams spectral sequence known?

In other words:
What is $\mathrm{Ext}_{\mathcal{A}}^{4,t}(\mathbb{Z}/2,\mathbb{Z}/2)$?
If the 4-line is not known, how much is known about it?
Here, $\mathcal{A}$ is the 2-primary Steenrod ...

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### Chromatic convergence of E(n)-localized homotopy categories

Given the Chromatic Convergence Theorem, can we state this globally as some convergence in the category of categories? That is, we have the subcategories of finite spectra in each stable homotopy ...

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### Gluing Local Spectra

Suppose we have four spectra: $E_1$, $E_2$, $X_1$ and $X_2$ where $X_i$ is $E_i$ local and $L_{E_1\wedge E_2}X_1\simeq L_{E_1\wedge E_2}X_2$. Of course what this really means (I think), if we're ...

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### The Bousfield Class of the Infinite Wedge of Telescopes of Finite Spectra

The spectrum $T(n)$ which is the telescope of a finite spectrum of type n along its self-map, has a unique Bousfield class $\langle T(n)\rangle$ which only depends on $n$. It is also known, from ...

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### Fracture Squares of Bousfield Localizations of Spectra

Suppose I have a spectrum $X$ and two homology theories $E$ and $F$. If I look at the Bousfield localizations, $L_E$, $L_F$, $L_{E\vee F}$ and $L_{E\wedge F}$, do I have a homotopy pullback square ...

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### Is it possible to define a perverse $t$-structure for a certain triangulated category of sheaves of spectra?

The perverse t-structure for the derived category of complexes of sheaves is certainly a mighty tool for studying cohomology. My question is: does there exist any homotopy-theoretic analogue for it (...

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### Relationship of Bousfield Classes of Morava K-theories

Suppose we have $\langle K(n)\rangle$ and $\langle K(n-1) \rangle$ for some fixed prime $p$. do we know whether or not $\langle K(n) \rangle \geq \langle K(n-1) \rangle$ or $\langle K(n-1) \rangle \...

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### Bousfield Classes

This question has a few parts:
1) Is the Bousfield class of $\langle E\rangle$ the class of $E$-acyclics, i.e. $\langle E\rangle=\left\{ X:E\wedge X=0\right\}$ or is it the class of spectra which are ...

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### A Model for the Moore Spectrum of $\mathbb{Z}_{(p)}$

Is it true that the Moore spectrum for the group $\mathbb{Z}_{(p)}$ can be constructed by smashing $\mathbb{S}$ with $q^{-1}\mathbb{S}$ for each $q\neq p$ (here both $q$ and $p$ are primes). It seems ...

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### Absence of Maps Between p-local and q-local spectra

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are spectra (or homotopy classes thereof) such that $X$ is p-local and $Y$ is q-local, for primes $p\neq q$. Is it indeed true then, and if so how would one show that $[X,Y]_\ast=...

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### The stable-homotopy-homology-theory

Hi
Is there a way to stabilise relative homotopy groups into giving the stable-homotopy-homology-functor?
The fact that the homotopy excision theorem holds for exactly the same kind of pair that ...

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### Homotopy type of tensors of Moore spectra

I would like to hear what's known about the homotopy type of smash products of mod-$p^j$ Moore spectra, for $p$ an odd prime.
First, here is what I'm specifically interested in: there is a short ...

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### Quasi-coherent sheaves on $M_{FG}$ and the exact functor theorem

I'm struggling with these notes, and one of the things I don't really understand is the following. The notes consider the stack $M_{FG}$ of formal groups; this is the stack associated to the prestack ...

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### Formal Group Laws on Ring Spectra?

Given a (graded) ring $R$, to define a formal group law it is equivalent to define a ring homomorphism $\phi:L\to R$ where $L$ is Lazard's ring. Is there any notion of defining a formal group law on ...

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### do spectra have diagonal maps?

Topological spaces have diagonal maps $X \rightarrow X \times X$ and $X \rightarrow X \wedge X$, and suspension spectra also have diagonal maps $\Sigma^\infty X \rightarrow \Sigma^\infty(X \wedge X) \...

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### Dedekind Spectra

Is there a class of ring spectra that corresponds to and/or extends the class of Dedekind rings from traditional algebra? Is there a notion of "ring of integers" of a ring spectrum? Additionally, is ...

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### What are the best known results for the stable homotopy groups of spheres?

There are a number of proposed ways to compute the stable homotopy groups of spheres. One can rather peculiarly consider stable (co)homotopy of an Eilenberg Maclane spectrum as a generalised (co)...

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### Modern Source for Spectra (including Ring Spectra)

I am looking for a modern introduction to Spectra that improves on the treatment by Adams in his "Stable Homotopy and Generalized Homology" notes (by improves I mean taking into account what has been ...

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### stable homotopy of BG_+?

Let $G$ be an abelian group (if this helps, let's say also finite). Let $BG_+$ be the classifying space together with a disjoint base point. What are the stable homotopy groups
$$\pi^s_m (BG_+) := ...

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### Stable homotopy theory of orbifolds

Is there a notion of stable homotopy, spectrum, or a stable homotopy category which corresponds to orbifolds and orbispaces, in the same way that classical stable homotopy theory corresponds to ...

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### Are $G$-spectra the same as modules over a “group ring spectrum”?

Let $G$ be a finite group (maybe this will also work when $G$ is compact, or something, but to be safe we'll let it be finite). I imagine it's quite natural to ask: is the category of $G$-spectra ...

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### What do the stable homotopy groups of spheres say about the combinatorics of finite sets?

The Barratt-Priddy-Quillen(-Segal) theorem says that the following spaces are homotopy equivalent in an (essentially) canonical way:
$\Omega^\infty S^\infty:=\varinjlim~ \Omega^nS^n$
$\mathbb{Z}\...

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### Understanding a proof in Adams' Stable Homotopy and Gen. Coh

[Question cross posted on stack-exchange]
I'm slowly working through Part III of the book, and I'm scratching my head a bit while reading the proof of Lemma 3.2 (here reproduced):
Let $X, A$ be a ...

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### How should I think of the $\infty$-category of spectra?

I've seen a bunch of definitions of spectra in the literature, and the fanciest seems to be the $(\infty, 1)$-category of spectra obtaining by "stablizing" the higher category of spaces, as in DAG I. ...

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### Is there a map of spectra implementing the inverse of the Thom isomorphism?

In the top answer to the question "Is there a map of spectra implementing the Thom isomorphism?" it is explained (with a reference to Rudyaks book) that from a rank $r$ vector bundle $\mu:V\to X$, a ...

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### Reference request: Spec A_* is the automorphism group of the additive formal group law

Dear all,
I'm seeking a reference for a claim made in lecture 8 of Jacob Lurie's chromatic homotopy theory notes (http://www.math.harvard.edu/~lurie/252xnotes/Lecture8.pdf). More particularly, ...

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### Stable homotopy category and the moduli space of formal groups

The usual disclaimer applies: I'm new to all this stuff, so be gentle.
It seems like the spectrum, as defined by Balmer, of the stable homotopy category of finite complexes is something like $M_{FG}$,...

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### Does a finite suspension spectrum make a space finite?

Suppose that $X$ is a space whose suspension spectrum $\Sigma_+^\infty(X)$ is dualizable in the stable homotopy category. I believe this is equivalent to saying that $\Sigma_+^\infty(X)$ is (weakly) ...

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### How is the differential in complex cobordism defined?

This is my first MO question...hopefully it's not a bad one...
Background: As a stable homotopy theorist, I like to think of complex cobordism $MU$ as a ring spectrum. If I needed to get my hands ...

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### Why are equivariant homotopy groups not RO(G)-graded?

I know very little about the fancy equivariant stable homotopy category, so I apologize if this question is silly for one reason or another, but:
I think that stable homotopy, in the non-equivariant ...

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### Complex orientation of the Adams Summand

First lets fix a prime $p$ (I really care about $p=2$ but would be happy to know about other primes as well). When localized at a prime the spectrum $ku$ (Complex connective K-theory) splits as a ...

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### Computing squaring operations in the Adams spectral sequence

This question is about the classical Adams spectral sequence. Squaring operations are defined on its $E_2$ term. I'd like to know how to compute some of the non-trivial operations, such as $Sq^2 ( ...

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### Integral cohomology (stable) operations

There have been a couple questions on MO, and elsewhere, that have made me curious about integral or rational cohomology operations. I feel pretty familiar with the classical Steenrod algebra and its ...

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### Early stabilization in the homotopy groups of spheres

Thanks to Freudenthal we know that $\pi_{n+k}(S^n)$ is independent of $n$ as soon as $n \ge k+2$. However, I was looking at the table on Wikipedia of some of the homotopy groups of spheres and noticed ...

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### Technology for various models of spectra

There are a couple different models for spectra, or constructions of the categories of spectra that have the desired properties (homotopically and otherwise). The construction of the Categories of $S$-...

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### Is there a map of spectra implementing the Thom isomorphism?

A well known theorem in algebraic topology relates the (co)homology of the Thom space $X^\mu$ of a orientable vector bundle $\mu$ of dimension $n$ over a space $X$ to the (co)homology of $X$ itself: $...

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### Does the category of topological symmetric spectra satisfy the monoid axiom ?

In the paper "Symmetric spectra"by Hovey, Smith and Shipley, they say that they don't know if the monoid axiom holds for topological symmetric spectra. This paper was written in 1998 so I am wondering ...

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### third stable homotopy group of spheres via geometry?

It is ''well-known'' that the third stable homotopy group of spheres is cyclic of order $24$. It is also ''well-known'' that the quaternionic Hopf map $\nu:S^7 \to S^4$, an $S^3$-bundle, suspends to a ...

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### Is the injective model structure on symmetric spectra Bousfield localizable?

I am interested in injective model structures on both symmetric spectra as exposed in Hovey/Shipley/Smith and motivic symmetric spectra as in Jardine's article. Both authors take a model structure on ...

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### The homotopy cofiber of the smash product of two maps of spectra

It is a standard fact that smashing with a fixed spectrum $Z$ preserves cofiber sequences. So if I have a cofiber sequence $$X \xrightarrow{f} Y \rightarrow C_f$$ then there is also a cofiber ...

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### Isomorphism between two universal p-typical formal group laws

EDIT: I've tried to alter the question so that its basic nature is clearer, as it's been unclear to a number of people now.
At any prime p, there is a graded polynomial ring $V \cong {\mathbb Z}_{(p)}...

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### A heart for stable equivariant homotopy theory

Let $G$ be a finite group. I wonder whether the following statement is true, known and written down:
There is a t-structure on the stable $G$-equivariant homotopy category such that the associated ...