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### Is the equivariant cohomology an equivariant cohomology?

Suppose a finite group $G$ acts piecewise linearly on a polyhedron $X$. Then there are two kinds of equivariant cohomology (or homology). $\bullet$ With coefficients in a $\Bbb Z G$-module $M$. A ...
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### Can we describe equivariant vector bundles of free group action in terms of descent theory (Barr-Beck theorem)?

It is well known that for a compact topological group $G$ acts (say, from the right) freely on a compact space $X$. Then the category of equivariant complex vector bundles on $X$, $\text{Vect}_G(X)$, ...
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### What is the role of equivariance in the Atiyah-Singer index theorem?

I'm trying to read through "The index of elliptic operators I," and here's what I understand of the structure of the proof: Define (using purely K-theoretic means) a homomorphism $K_G(TX) \to R(G)$...
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### Formality of classifying spaces

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group (or reductive algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$), and let $BG$ be its classifying space. Fix a prime $p$. Let $\mathcal{A}$ denote the dg algebra of singular cochains on ...
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### Reference request: Equivariant Topology

I am teaching a graduate seminar in equivariant topology. The format of the course is that I will give 2-3 weeks of background lectures, then each week a student will present a topic. The students ...
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### Equivariant version of Morse theory

Is there some variant on Morse or Morse-Bott theory yielding equivariant (co)homology instead of singular homology? Any reference/idea would be greatly appreciated. Crossposted on StackExchange.
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### Geometric interpretation of filtered rings and modules

Let $A$ be a commutative algebra, say over $\mathbb{C}$. Giving a grading on $A$ corresponds at least morally to giving a $\mathbb{C}^*$ action on spec(A): $A_i$ can be thought of as those ...
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### Do fixed point sets in equivariant crepant resolutions have the same cohomology? How about for the specific case of Nakajima quiver varieties?

A crepant resolution $f:Y\to X$ is a resolution of singularities with $f^*(K_X)=K_Y$. Crepant resolutions do not always exist, and when they exist they may not be unique. However, different crepant ...
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### Fundamental class in equivariant K-theory

I'm looking for an accessible reference for the definition of the fundamental class in equivariant K-theory. The setup I'm interested in is the following: suppose $V$ is a vector space equipped with ...
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### Equivariant corner straightening

Equivariant corner straightening is usually mentioned in the literature without further explanation. What would be a reference where this is done (more or less) carefully for compact Lie group actions ...
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### What is the right notion of equivariant Cech cohomology?

What is the right definition of equivariant Cech cohomology is so that given a $G$-space $X$, $H^1_G(X;H)$ classifies $G$-equivariant principal $H$-bundles on $X$?
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### Classification of (complex algebraic) vector bundles on punctured affine space

The Quillen-Suslin theorem asserts that there are no nontrivial vector bundles over the affine space $\mathbb{A}^{n+1}$, $n\geq 0$. Let's work over the complex numbers. What can be said about vector ...
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### Do equivariant morphisms induce representable maps of quotient stacks?

Let $f: X \to Y$ be a $G$-equivariant map between schemes $X$, $Y$ with action of a flat group scheme $G$. Then why is the induced map of algebraic stacks $[X/G] \to [Y/G]$ representable?
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### Equivariant versus retractive spaces: a reference request

Let $T$ be the category of compactly generated weak Hausdorff spaces with model structure given by Serre fibrations, Serre cofibrations and weak homotopy equivalences. Let $G = |G.|$ be the (geometric)...
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### Resolution by locally free $G$-equivariant sheaves on varieties

I have been reading the section in the beginning of Fourier-Mukai and Nahm Transforms in Geometry and Mathematical Physics by Bartocci et. al., and stumbled across the following sentence (page 26). ...
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### Definition of Givental $J$-function of cotangent bundle of flag variety

I would like to know the definition of Givental $J$-function of cotangent bundle of flag variety. To state my question more precisely, let us briefly recall the definition of the Givental $J$-function ...
### How to calculate the equivariant cohomology ring of $P^2$?
It is well known that Kirwan's injection theorem gives an ring injection from $H^{\ast}_T(M)$ to $H^{\ast}_T(M^T)$ which is induced by the inclusion $M^T \to M$, where $T$ is a torus acting on ...