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Questions tagged [higher-category-theory]

For questions involving one or more categorical dimensions, or involving homotopy coherent categorical structures.

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Universal property of sheaf category

Given a site $C$ with a Grothendieck topology and the category of presheaves $P(C)$ (either in the sense of presheaves of sets or in the $\infty$-sense), and the category $S(C)$ of sheaves with ...
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Functoriality of (co)limits in $\infty$-categories

I have some questions about the functoriality of (co)limits in $\infty$-categories, say in the framework of Lurie's Higher Topos Theory. From the general stuff about Kan-extensions (HTT 4.3.2.6) ...
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Comonad for normalized pseudofunctors for strict higher categories

Garner constructed (in [1] ) for the category of strict $n$-categories a comonad $Q$ as the left part of a cofibrantly generated algebraic weak factorization system such that $$n\text{-}\operatorname{...
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Dugger and Spivak's combinatorial proof of Joyal's isofibration theorem, a fortiori?

In what follows, let $E^n = \operatorname{cosk}_0(\Delta^n)$ Joyal's isofibration theorem says precisely An inner fibration $p:X\to Y$ of quasi-categories is a fibration for the Joyal model ...
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Equivalences of categories of sheaves vs categories of $\infty$-Stack

Let say I have two different sites $(\mathcal{C},I)$ and $(\mathcal{D},J)$ for an ordinary topos $\mathcal{T}$. I.e. $$Sh(\mathcal{C},I) \simeq \mathcal{T} \simeq Sh(\mathcal{D},J)$$ And we want to ...
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A question about HTT Lemma 5.5.2.1

I have a question about the statement of Lemma 5.5.2.1 in Lurie's `Higher Topos Theory'. ``Let $S$ be a small simplicial set, let $f: S\rightarrow \mathcal{S}$ be an object of $\mathcal{P}(S^{op})$, ...
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A finite Whitehead Theorem for $\infty$-topos

Let's consider in an $\infty$-topos, we have an object $X$ of homotopy dimension $\leq n$ (in the sense of Lurie HTT), let $f: A\to B$ be an $n$-equivalence morphism. Can we conclude that $f$ induces ...
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Theorem 2.1.2.2 Higher Topos Theory

At the page 74 of HTT, there is the following theorem Let $S$ be a simplicial set, $\mathcal{C}$ a simplicial category, and $\phi: \mathfrak{C}[S] \rightarrow \mathcal{C}^{op}$ a simplicial functor....
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Compact generation of quasicoherent sheaves on mapping stack

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$, and let $\mathcal{C}= \mathbf{Vect}_k^{\leq 0}$ be the $\infty$-category of vector spaces concentrated in degrees $\leq 0$. Consider the category $\mathbf{Pr}(...
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Image of morphism of quasi-categories

I have two questions about images of morphisms of quasi-categories. Suppose that $f\colon X \to Y$ is a morphism of quasi-categories.​ ​Suppose that we calculate the image of $f$ in the category $\...
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Higher homotopical information in racks and quandles

A quandle is defined to be a set $Q$ with two binary operations $\star,\bar\star\colon\ Q\times Q\to Q$ for which the following axioms hold. Q1. a $\star$ a = a Q2. (a $\star$ b) $\bar\star$ b = (a $...
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“Closed bicategories”

I am interested in the following property that a bicategory may or may not have. Let $\mathbf{B}$ be a bicategory. Every one-morphism $f\colon x\rightarrow y$ defines a functor $\mathbf{B}(y,z)\...
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Free symmetric monoidal category of compactly generated category is compactly generated

Let $k$ be a field and let $\mathcal{C}=\mathbf{StLin}_k$ be the $\infty$-category of stable infinity categories enriched over the $\infty$-category $\mathbf{Vect}_k$, regarded as a symmetric monoidal ...
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Why are finite cell complexes also finite as infinity-categories?

A quasicategory ($\infty$-category) $\mathcal{C}$ is finite if there is a finite simplicial set $K$ and a categorical equivalence $K\rightarrow\mathcal{C}$. On the other hand, a Kan complex (space) $...
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Inductive folk model structure on strict ω-categories

There is a paper of Lafont, Metayer, and Worytkiewicz [1] that constructs a model structure on the category of strict $\omega$-categories that they call the folk model structure. This model structure ...
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Testing for equivalences of $\infty$-categories on strictifications?

It is in general not too hard to show that maps between finite $CW$-complexes/finite simplicial sets are homotopy equivalences. Question : Can we do something similar for: quasi-categorical ...
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Tannaka duality for $DG$ indschemes

In Lurie's paper on Tannaka duality for geometric stacks he proves that there is a natural isomorphism $$\operatorname{Hom}(X,Y) \cong \operatorname{Hom}(\mathbf{QC}(Y), \mathbf{QC}(X)$$ where $X$ and ...
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Cellularity of anodyne extensions?

Are the anodyne extensions of simplicial sets always relative cell complexes of horn inclusions? (i.e. there is no need to consider retracts) If not, is there a known counterexample? Similarly, does ...
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Explicit Left Adjoint to Forgetful Functor from Cartesian to Symmetric Monoidal Categories

There is a forgetful functor from the category of (small) Cartesian monoidal categories (a symmetric monoidal category in which the tensor product is given by the categorical product) to the category ...
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What is a spectrum object in $\infty$-topoi?

For any spectrum $E$, there is a "discrete" topos spectrum $(Spaces / E_n)_n$. And I believe any topos spectrum is a localization of a "discrete" one. Are there any "non-discrete" topos spectra? To ...
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Is $Ind(N_{dg}(\mathcal{C})) \simeq N_{dg}(Ind(\mathcal{C}))$ for an additive category $\mathcal{C}$?

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be an additive category and let $N_{dg}(\mathcal{C})$ be the differential graded nerve of the differential graded category $Ch(\mathcal{C})$. This is a stable $\infty$-category. ...
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What are the monomorphisms of ($\infty$-)toposes?

There are standard notions of "surjections" and "embeddings" of toposes. However, not every surjection is an epimorphism, and not every regular monomorphism is an embedding. (EDIT: as Alexander ...
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Are there continua in $\infty$-topoi?

If topology were invented for algebraic geometry or logic, in ignorance of Euclidean space, we might reasonably regard connected compact Hausdorff spaces as pathological, or even doubt their existence....
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Why must the essential image break the principle of equivalence?

I'm having trouble understanding why the "essential image" is defined the way it is. The nlab article gives the following definition: (A concrete realization of) the essential image of a functor $...
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Homotopy pullbacks of simplicial sets; Joyal vs Kan-Quillen model structures

I am interested in comparison of homotopy pullback squares in the category of simplicial sets with respect to Joyal' model structure and Quillen's one. Suppose we are given a (strict) pullback square ...
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Spectral and derived deformations of schemes

I'd like to understand how ordinary schemes deform or lift to spectral and derived schemes in two basic examples as well as what the structure of the space of deformations in general is. Let $S = (X, ...
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What parts of the theory of quasicategories have been simplified since the publication of HTT?

It has been almost ten years since Lurie published Higher Topos Theory, where (following Joyal and probably others) he set up foundations for higher category theory via quasicategories. My impression ...
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Localization of $\infty$-categories

In ordinary category theory, the localization $C[S^{-1}]$ at a class of morphisms $S$ (with possibly some assumptions on $S$) is a category $C[S^{-1}]$ together with a map $L:C \to C[S^{-1}]$ such ...
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Cell structure on $B\mathbb{G}$ and the bar resolution of $\mathbb{G}$

Consider $\mathbb{G}$, which can be viewed as a group, as well as a 2-group. (For example, given a short exact sequence $$ 1 \to BG_2 \to \mathbb{G} \to G_1 \to 1 $$ and the fiber sequence: $$ B^2G_2 ...
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Relaxing a natural isomorphism to a natural transformation to obtain a more general $2$-category

Many definitions of $2$-categories are given as categories equipped with some extra structure encoded by some functors and some natural (or extranatural) transformations between these functors (or ...
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Direct comparison from the Rezk hom to the hom of a simplicial category along the coherent nerve?

Consider the following construction: Define $G_n$ to be the contractible groupoid on $n+1$ objects. Choosing a linear order on the objects of each $G_n$ turns $G_*$ into a cosimplicial object. ...
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A naive question about representations of group stacks

For an algebraic group $G$ over a field $k$, the abelian category $ Rep_k(G)$ of $k$-linear locally finite representations of $G$ can be identified $QCoh(BG_{lis-et})$. Suppose now I replace $G$ with ...
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In what context can enriched category theory be done?

There are many possible situations one can do enriched category theory. See https://ncatlab.org/nlab/show/category+of+V-enriched+categories#possible_contexts for a list. My question is what ...
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Physical consequences of cobordism hypothesis?

Let $C$ be a symmetric monoidal $n$-category. An extended framed $C$-valued TQFT is a symmetric monoidal functor from the framed bordism category $\mathrm{Cob}^{fr}_n(n)$ to $C$. The cobordism ...
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Comparing derived categories of quasi-coherent sheaves in the lisse-etale and the big etale toplogy on an algebraic stack

I am trying to understand the proof of Proposition 1.4.2. in "A study of derived algebraic geometry Volume 1" by Gaitsgory-Rozenblyum. http://www.math.harvard.edu/~gaitsgde/GL/QCohBook.pdf, page 8. ...
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Monoidal structures on modules over derived coalgebras

Given a Hopf-algebra $H$ (over a commutative ring), it is a classical fact that its category of (left) modules is monoidal, even if $H$ is not commutative. Given two left modules $M$ and $N$, we can ...
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What is the idempotent completion of the (2,1)-category of spans of finite sets?

I don't believe the $(2,1)$-category $FinSpan$ has split idempotents. Question: Is there a simple description of the idempotent completion of $FinSpan$? Foundationally, we may think of $FinSpan$ as ...
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Internal hom as 2-Kan lift of pseudofunctor

Consider a situation where there is a pseudofunctor from some category $C$. Due to it's geometrical properties, it might induce some sort of an internal hom on the original category (making it a ...
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What does it mean to say the first Goodwillie derivative of $TC$ is $THH$?

A paradox: Goodwillie calculus considers only finitary functors. $TC$ isn't finitary. Yet in some sense $\partial(TC) = \partial(K) = THH$ is the crux of the Dundas-Goodwillie-McCarthy theorem. (...
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Simplicial nerve functor commutes with opposites

There are two "opposite" functors: $$ op_\Delta\colon sSet\to sSet$$ and $$op_s\colon sCat\to sCat.$$ The first takes a simplicial set to its opposite simplicial set by precomposing with the opposite ...
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Is every presentable category a limit of locally finitely-presentable categories and finitary left adjoints?

Let $Pr^L$ be the category of presentable categories and left adjoint functors (probably this should be at least a (2,1)-category; anyway ultimately I'm interested in the $(\infty,1)$-setting). For ...
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Is a weak functor which strictly preserves horizontal composition and which runs between strict bicategories automatically strict?

Let $\mathbf{B}$ and $\mathbf{B'}$ be strict bicategories and $F: \mathbf{B} \to \mathbf{B'}$ a weak functor which preserves horizontal composition strictly (i.e. $Ff * Fg = F(f * g)$ natural in f and ...
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Minimal infinity categories in the Segal space picture

There is a well-known notion of a minimal Kan complex (see Goerss/Jardine's book) which is generalized to a minimal quasi-category in these notes by Joyal www.math.uchicago.edu/~may/IMA/Joyal.pdf (...
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What are the reflective subcategories of the category of presentable categories?

I am actually interested in the $\infty$-categorical case, but the same question is meaningful in the $1$-categorical situation as well. A nice property of presentable $\infty$-categories is that if ...
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2-morphisms for Bord(n)

I am currently reading in Boundary Conditions for Topological Quantum Field Theories, Anomalies and Projective Modular Functors, and have a (I guess) pretty basic question for my understanding of the (...
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Is there a relationship between norms/transfers in equivariant homotopy theory and norms in the Tate construction / ambidexterity?

In homotopy theory, the word "norm" is commonly used in two different ways (well, surely there are other ways, but these two have a particular familial resemblence). Let $G$ be a finite group. A $G$-...
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What is the coskeleton tower of a quasi-category?

I was giving a talk in a seminar, and I mistakenly said that the coskeleton tower of a quasi-category was its Postnikov tower. Someone corrected me, but a discussion then ensued about what, precisely,...
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How can I functorially dualise in a symmetric monoidal $(\infty,1)$-category with duals?

If $\mathcal{C}$ is a symmetric monoidal $(\infty,1)$-category with duals, then there should be a functor $$ d: \mathcal{C} \longrightarrow \mathcal{C}^{op} $$ such that $d(x)$ is dual to $x$ for ...
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Nonabelian Poincare duality

Nonabelian Poincare duality is introduced by Jacob Lurie in "Higher Algebra", Section 5.5.6. It seems, that my question is closely related to this definition. Question: what can one say about the ...
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Is the site for cubical sets with connections equivalent to a full subcategory of posets?

Cubical sets with connection form a presheaf category on some category $C$. Is $C$ just the full subcategory of the category of posets whose objects are products of the interval $\Delta[1]$?