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For questions about or involving fibrations which are maps which satisfy the homotopy lifting property for all spaces.

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Schemes as categories fibered in thin groupoids

Every time I start to read about schemes from a birds-eye view (like in the introduction to The Geometry of Schemes by Eisenbud and Harris) I get really excited; they sound like a categorical approach ...
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Objects whose representable presheaf is a fibration

Is there any literature on representable presheaves which are fibrations, or categories such that all representable presheaves are fibrations? A representable presheaf $$\mathcal{C}(-,X):\mathcal{C}^{...
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Vietoris-Begle type result for differentiable fiber bundle

In Vietoris-Begle Theorem, we consider a closed and surjective map between two paracompact and Hausdorff spaces and we get some relation involving the homologies of the fiber, total space, and the ...
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A fibration equivalent to having a terminal object

It is well known that the codomain functor $$cod:\mathcal{C}^\to\to\mathcal{C}$$ from the arrow category of a category $\mathcal{C}$ to itself is a fibration iff $\mathcal{C}$ has binary pullbacks. ...
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Ehresmann's fibration theorem for CW or simplicial complexes

Is there an analogue of Ehresmann fibration theorem for (finite) CW complexes ? Note is not true that an open surjective (necessary proper) cellular map of finite CW or simplicial complexes is ...
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Complex fibration over complex torus

Let $M$ be a 3-dimensional complex manifold, and $\Lambda$ a discrete lattice in $\mathbb C^2$. Suppose there is a holomorphic submersion $f:M\to\mathbb{C}^2/\Lambda$ with fibers given by 1-...
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Terminology for an kind-of principal fibration

My interest is in topological monoids, but I think the question may make sense (in some fashion) for monoids of sets. Let $M$ be a topological monoid, and let $X$ be a pointed space that $M$ acts on, ...
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fibre-preserving homotopy equivalence

Let $p:E\to B$ and $p':E'\to B$ be fibrations. It is well known that if $f:E\to E'$ a fibrewise map that is also a homotopy equivalence, then it is a fibrewise homotopy equivalence. What about the ...
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Trivialization of fibration by etale base change

Let $f:Y \to X$ be a smooth fibration over $\mathbb{C}$ in the sense that $X$ is a smooth, quasi-projective, connected variety and $f$ is a smooth, projective (surjective) morphism. Suppose that every ...
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Fundamental group of the complement of some quadric cones

cross-posting from MathSE Problem Consider the domain $$\Omega=\mathbb{C}^4\setminus\{z_0(z_1^2+z_2^2+z_3^2)=0\}$$ and the map $$F:\Omega\to\mathbb{CP}^1\qquad F(z_0,z_1,z_2,z_3)=[z_0^2:z_1^2+z_2^2+...
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Integrable systems and Lagrangian fibrations

It is known that every integrable system gives rise to a Lagrangian fibration via action-angle variables. My question is how to tell if a given Lagrangian fibration is an integrable system, that is ...
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Historical proof of Leschetz Hyperplane Theorem

I browse in Phillip Griffiths' Slides on historical development of Hodge-theory and these include a sketch of the original approach with Lefschetz used to study complex surfaces in his famous ...
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Universal property of the codomain fibration

Let $\mathcal{C}$ a category with pullbacks. Does $\mathsf{cod}: \mathcal{C}^{\to}\to\mathcal{C}$ have any kind of universal property in the category of (co)fibrations over $\mathcal{C}$? I'd want it ...
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Can we show that a functor is a fibration without choosing a cleavage?

Is there a standard method for showing that a functor $F:\mathcal{C}\to\mathcal{D}$ is a fibration, aside from constructing a cleavage? In the proof of the Grothendieck construction, the fibration we ...
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Smooth morphism (algebraic geometry) vs. Submersion (differential geo) & Ehresman's Lemma

I have a general question about the motivation behind to definition the smooth morphisms as we know it from algebraic geometry. The most common definition of a smooth morphism $: X \to Y$ between two ...
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Can we recover $\pi_2(S^2)$ from this simplicial set?

Let $S^3 \rightarrow S^2$ be the Hopf fibration. Can we recover $\pi_2(S^2)$ of $S^2$ from the simplicial set $X : \Delta^{op} \rightarrow \text{Set}$, $$ X(n) = \pi_0 (S^3 \times_{S^2} \cdots \times_{...
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Homotopy limits of section spaces

Let $\mathcal{U}$ be an open cover of a topological space $B$. As we see, for example in this question, the associated Cech diagram $B_{\mathcal{U}}$ constitutes a simplicial space with the weak ...
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Free abelian group on a space and fibrations

Let $X$ be a topological space. Endow the free abelian group on $X$, $\mathbb Z[X]$, the quotient topology coming from the surjection $\bigsqcup_n X^n \times \mathbb Z^n \to \mathbb Z[X]$. For $Y$ a ...
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Action of fundamental group on homotopy fiber

For a Serre fibration of pointed topological spaces $f:X \to B$, there is an action of $\pi_1\left(B,b_0\right)$ on the fiber $F$. The construction of this action I'm familiar with uses a lift $F\...
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Homotopy equivalent fibers and Fibrations

If a morphism of topological spaces $X\rightarrow Y$ is a fibration, and the target space is connected, then the fibers of the points $y\in Y$ are homotopy equivalent, i.e. for all $y_1,y_2\in Y$ we ...
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CW structure on infinite-dimensional manifolds

It is well-known (due to this work of Palais, I believe) that Banach manifolds are dominated by countable CW complexes. It then follows (due Whitehead, as indicated by Milnor in this work) that they ...
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Tischler's Theorem on nonvanishing $1$-forms on open manifolds

I have been trying to find a generalized version of the following theorem due to D. Tischler, Theorem 1. Let $M^n$ be a closed $n$-dimensional manifold. SUppose $M^n$ admits a nonvanishing closed $1$-...
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A fiber bundle of the Euclidean space over an orbifold

Consider a fiber bundle $p: F\hookrightarrow E \to B$, where $E$ and $F$ are smooth manifolds and $B$ is a smooth orbifold. More precisely, each point $b \in B$ has an orbifold chart $U=\tilde U/\...
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Foliation of $\mathbb R^n$ by connected compact manifolds

Does there exist a smooth nontrivial fiber bundle $p: F \hookrightarrow \mathbb R^n \to B$ such that $F$ and $B$ are connected manifolds with $F$ compact? "Nontrivial" here means the fiber $F$ is not ...
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Classifying space for fibrations with Eilenberg-MacLane space fibers and nontrivial fundamental group actions

Let $A$ be an abelian group and let $n \geq 2$. For any connected CW complex $X$, it is standard that a fibration $f\colon E \rightarrow X$ whose fibers are homotopy equivalent to a $K(A,n)$ is ...
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A notion of fibration on bisimplicial sets

[I am not trained in this stuff, but have an outside research interest, so sorry if this question is standard.] I am interested in notions of fibrations, or fibrant objects, in bisimplicial sets. In ...
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Delooping a fibration sequence with loopspace fiber and finite CW complexes

The following question is somewhat similar to a previous one on MathOverflow, except that my application does not directly involve Eilenberg-MacLane spaces $K(G,n)$, and so I don't see the immediate ...
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Zero Section on $\mathbb{P}^1$ Bundle

Suppose \begin{eqnarray} p: \mathbb{P}(V)\rightarrow S, \end{eqnarray} be a projective $\mathbb{CP}^1$ bundle. Is there any example, or is it possible at all, that the morphism $p$ doesn't have a ...
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When is the cohomology of a fiber bundle a tensor product?

Let $F\rightarrow E\rightarrow B$ be a fiber bundle. Let $\pi_1$ be the fundamental group of $B$ with base point say $b_0$. In the following we are considering cohomology with coefficients in $\mathbb{...
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Classifying Objects for Fibrations Defined by a Lifting Property

I have been studying weak factorization systems for their use in model categories. I am trying to use these to abstract away from a common phenomenon underlying fibrations. In brief, it seems as ...
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Replacing the Fibre of a Fibration

This was a question I first asked on stack exchange, here. In my head it seems like a fairly reasonable thing to ask for, but I'm not aware of any construction in the literature. Let $p:E\rightarrow ...
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"Smooth" Serre Fibrations (?)

Let $M,N$ be manifolds, $f:M \to N$ be a map. In order to understand if $f$ is a serre fibration, it is enough to test it against differntiable maps $I^p \to M, I^{p+1} \to N$? What about smooth maps?...
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Serre and Hurewicz fibrations definition for pointed spaces?

I am a little bit confused by Serre and Hurewicz fibrations in the context of pointed spaces, i.e. in $Top_*$. Serre and Hurewicz fibrations are defined in $Top$, i.e. for non-pointed spaces, as ...
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Examples of smooth Hurewicz fibrations which are not smooth fiber bundles

In the category of smooth manifolds (without corners), what are some examples of Hurewicz fibrations which are not fiber bundles? The minimal topological example I know is to project the standard 2-...
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Relation between transport functor of a fibration and a Hurewicz connection on it

This is a crosspost of this MSE question. Let $A\overset{\alpha}{\rightarrow}B$ be a (Hurewicz) fibration. The homotopy lifting property w.r.t a fiber $\alpha ^{-1}(b)$ furnishes for each path $b\to ...
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Mapping classes as Lefschetz fibrations over surfaces with positive genus

Let $\Sigma_{g,r}$ be the surface of genus $g$ and $r$ boundary components. It is known that, from a positive factorization of a mapping class $\phi$ in the mapping class group $MCG(\Sigma_{g,r}, \...
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elliptic fibration over $\mathbb{P}^1$ with exactly two fibres with monodromy of unipotency rank 1

Despite the apparent simplicity of the following question I couldn't find the answer so far. I am looking to construct an elliptic fibration $X \to \mathbb{P}^1$ with $X$ smooth, and exactly two ...
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Madsen-Tillmann spectrum $MTE$ of the group $E$ which is defined in Freed-Hopkins's paper

In Freed-Hopkins's paper, the group $E(d)$ is defined to be the subgroup of $O(d)\times\mathbb{Z}_4$ consisting of the pairs $(A,j)$ such that $\det A=j^2$, where $\mathbb{Z}_4=\{\pm1,\pm\sqrt{-1}\}$ ...
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Leray-Serre spectral sequence for projective bundles

Let $\mathcal{E} \rightarrow X$ be a complex vector bundle of rank $r+1$ and let $F=\mathbb{P}^r \rightarrow E = \mathbb{P}\mathcal{E}\rightarrow X$ be the associated projective bundle. We know that ...
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Restriction of the sheaf of relative differentials

Let $f:X\rightarrow C$ be a morphism, where $C$ is a smooth curve, and let $\Omega_f$ be the sheaf of relative differentials. For $t\in C$ let $i_t:X_t = f^{-1}(t)\rightarrow X$ be the inclusion of ...
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Which maps of simplicial sets geometrically realize to fibrations?

If $f:X\to Y$ is a Kan fibration of simplicial sets, then its geometric realization $|f| : |X|\to |Y|$ is (in some suitable convenient category of topological spaces, like compactly generated ones) a ...
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Does the Eilenberg Moore Construction Preserve fibrations?

Say we have a Grothendieck fibration $p : E \to B$ and a monad $T$ on $B$ and a lift $T'$ of $T$ to $E$, i.e. a monad on $E$ such that $pT' = Tp$ and $p$ preserves $\eta, \mu$. Then because the ...
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Naive compactification of $\mathbb{C}^*$-fibrations

Let $\pi:X \to Y$ be a $\mathbb{C}^*$-fibration between complex manifolds in the sense that there exists a fixed integer $a$ such that for every $y \in Y$, $\pi^{-1}(y)=(\mathbb{C}^*)^a$. Suppose ...
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Half-dimensional torus fibration vs Lagrangian torus fibration

Assume we have a closed symplectic manifold $M$ which is the total space of a smooth fibration by half-dimensional tori. Can we infer that $M$ is the total space of a smooth fibration by Lagrangian ...
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Degeneracy of the Serre Spectral Sequence

I am learning the Serre spectral sequence and I am intrigued about the degeneracy of such at the $E_2$-page. Assuming field coefficients in cohomology for simplicity. In fact, for a Serre fibration $...
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Symplectic Lefschetz fibrations in terms of factorization in symplectic mapping class group

There is a well-known theorem stating that there is a bijection between diffeomorphism classes of Lefschetz fibrations over $S^2$ whose general fiber is a closed orientable surface $\Sigma_g$ of genus ...
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Trivialization of Pontryagin square on oriented $4$-manifolds

I'm sorry for not clearly stating my question, thanks to Robert Bruner for answering my original question, let me restate it. Let $\mathcal{P}:H^2(-,\mathbb{Z}/2)\to H^4(-,\mathbb{Z}/4)$ be the ...
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Questions about obstruction theory (Hatcher's book)

I'm actually studying obstruction theory as presented in the last section of chapter $4$ of the book Algebraic Topology by Allen Hatcher. He first finds condition so that a space $X$ admits a ...
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Fundamental groupoid and fibration

In this post, it is said that a functor from the fundamental groupoid of a space $X$ (denoted by $\Pi(X)$) to the category $\mathrm{Vect}$ of vector spaces gives a flat vector bundle over $X$. But I ...
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Transgression image and Serre spectral sequence for tori

Let $\mathbb{K} \subset \mathbb{T}$ be two tori acting on a topological space $X$ (with all the properties you want). We use the notations $$X_{\mathbb{T}} := (X \times E \mathbb{T}) / \mathbb{T}, \...
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