# Questions tagged [hochschild-cohomology]

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### Hochschild cohomology of an Azumaya algebra

Let $k$ be a field. Given a commutative $k$-algebra $Z$ and an associative algebra $A$ that is Azumaya over $Z$, do we have an isomorphism of Hochschild cohomologies: $HH^*(A) \cong HH^*(Z)$?
This is ...

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### B-model and Hochschild cohomology

In "On the Classification of Topological Field Theories" in Example 1.4.1, Lurie introduces the B-model with target an (even dimensional) Calabi-Yau variety $X$: The Hochschild cohomology $\...

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### Applying a Hochschild cocycle to a Maurer-Cartan element: how one should think of this?

Let $C^{\bullet}(A,M)$ be the Hochschild cochain complex of a DG-algebra $A$ with coefficients in a DG-bimodule $M$. Let $\zeta \in C^0(A,M)$ be a cocycle. Let $a \in A$ be a Maurer-Cartan element, $d(...

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### How do you prove that Hochschild cohomology is Morita invariant?

I am simply trying to show that $HH^\bullet(A)= HH^\bullet(M_r(A))$ for any matrix ring of $A$.
In Loday's book (Sect 1.5.6) the Morita invariance is explained as follows : it says that if $M$ is an ...

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### Is there a coproduct on Hochschild homology of an algebra?

Suppose $\epsilon : A\longrightarrow K$ is an augmented algebra over a commutative ground ring $K$, so that $K$ can be treated as an $A$-bimodule.
Is there a coproduct structure on the Hochschild ...

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### First and second cohomology groups of Banach algebras

Johnson in the introduction section (page 1) in "Cohomology in Banach algebras" ZBL0256.18014, wrote that Guichardet in [14,15] obtained for a Banach algebra $A$,
one has $H^1(A,X)=H^2(A,X)=0$, ...

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### Gerstanharber bracket and derived Hom

Let $A$ be a honest algebra or more generally, a DG algebra. It is known that the Hochschild cochain complex is quasi-isomorphic to the derived Hom complex, i.e. one has
$$\mathrm{HH}^{\bullet}(A,\,A)...

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### Hochschild cohomology of the $A_\infty$-category of paths

I would like to describe the Hochschild cohomology (in the sense of $A_\infty$-categories) of the following $A_\infty$-category associated to a topological space $X$:
It has points of $X$ as objects.
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### Two definitions of minimal models

Is there any relationship between both definitions of minimal models? (the couple of definitions I know are the one mentioned in Lefèvre's thesis, in the sense that the differential is zero, and the ...

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### A relation between Hochschild cohomology of a $C^*$ algebra and its bidual

Let $A$ be a $C^*$ algebra and $A''$ be its bidual with the Arens product.
Is there any relation between the Hochschild cohomolgy of $A$ with complex coefficients and the Hochschild cohomology of $A''$...

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### Compute the cohomology of $\mathrm{Hom} (\Omega^*(M),\Omega^*(M))$

Let $M$ be a compact smooth manifold. And particularly I am interested in the case the torus $M=T^n$.
Consider the de Rham complex $(\Omega^*(M), d)$ and the cochain complex
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C:=\mathrm{Hom} (\...

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### Question on vanishing Hochschild cohomology

Recall that for an $K$-algebra $A$ with $A^e:=A^{op} \otimes_K A$ the Hochschild cohomology is defined as $HH^n(A,M):=Ext_{A^e}^n(A,M)$.
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Is there a finite dimensional selfinjective ...

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### A 2- cocycle $\tau$ which is not cyclic but it still satisfies the stability of $\tau(e,e,e)$ for idempotent $e$

I learned the following statement from page $20$ of the book Noncommutative Geometry by Alain Connes:
Let $\tau$ be a $2$-cyclic cocyle on a $C^*$ algebra. Then for every smooth curve $e(t)$ of ...

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### Units in the (stable) center of a Frobenius algebra [duplicate]

Let $A$ be a Frobenius algebra with center $Z(A)$ and $I\subset Z(A)$ the ideal of elements in the image of some $A$-bimodule map $A\rightarrow A\otimes A\rightarrow A$, where the second map is ...

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### Why is every deformation of the universal enveloping algebra of a complex semisimple Lie algebra trivial?

I have read in these lecture notes that every deformation $U_h(\mathfrak{g})$ of $U(\mathfrak{g})$ is trivial, i.e. isomorphic to $U(\mathfrak{g})[[h]]$ as associative $\mathbb{C}[[h]]$-algebras. Why ...

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### Higher traces in Hochschild cohomology

Let $A$ be an associative algebra over a field $k$. Let $\rho:A \rightarrow \mathrm{End}(M)$ a left module, finite dimensional over $k$. Then the map $a \mapsto \mathrm{tr}_M \rho(a)$ is a well ...

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### The comparison of certain modules arising from the Cauchy-Riemann differential operator

Let $\Gamma=C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^2)$ be the space of all smooth complex valued functions on the plane. We define the following Cauchy Riemann differential operator $D$ on $\Gamma$:
$$D:\Gamma \...

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### A precise definition of contractible Banach algebras

I asked this question at MSE but I did not received any answer. So I ask it here at MO
I am sorry if this question is elementary:
What is a precise definition of a contractible Banach ...

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### Notion of “strict $A_\infty$ centre”

There is definition of "$A_\infty$ Centre" in article The A_\infty-Centre of the Yoneda Algebra and the Characteristic Action of Hochschild Cohomology on the Derived Category at p.28. It can be ...

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### Relation between the Hochschild cohomology of group algebras and groupoids

Is there a known relation between the Hochschild cohomology of group algebras and cohomology of groupoids?
Clarification: It is known that 1-dimensional Hochschild cohomology of the Group algebra C[...

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### Hochschild cohomology of a universal enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra

I was told that the following equation is true:
Given a finitely generated Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$, there is a Gerstenhaber algebra isomorphism
$$ HH(U\mathfrak g) \cong HH(\wedge^* \mathfrak g^\vee,...

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### intuition for hochschild homology

According to this post Intuition for group homology, I wonder what is the intuition for Hochschild homology.
The Hochschild homology is defined as the homology of this complex
chain.
Given a ...

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### A differential graded Lie algebra with the Hochschild differential

Let $(V,\cdot)$ be an associative algebra and $W$ be a vector space endowed with a bimodule structure $\triangleright:V\otimes W\to W$ and $\triangleleft:W\otimes V\to W$ such that the following ...

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### Morita equivalence and isomorphisms in cohomology theories

Let $A,B$ be two unital algebras. We say that $A,B$ are Morita equivalent if there are $A-B$ and $B-A$ bimodules $P,Q$ such that
$$P \otimes_{B} Q \cong A, Q \otimes_A P \cong B$$
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### First Hochschild cohomology of $A=K[x]/(x^n)$

Given the algebra $A=K[x]/(x^n)$ for some field $K$ and natural number $n \geq 2$ with enveloping algebra $A^e=A \otimes_K A$.
It is easy to see that the 1. Hochschild cohomology of $A$ is nonzero ...

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### Hochschild cohomology of certain local algebras

Let $K$ be a field and $A$ the algebra $K\langle x_1,...,x_n\rangle/J^m$ for $n \geq 1$ and $m \geq 2$, where $K\langle x_1,...,x_n\rangle$ is the non-commutative polynomial ring in $n$ variables over ...

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### Lie algebra of a p-group

Given a p-group P, the first hochschild cohomology of the group algebra (over a field of characteristic p) of P is a nonzero Lie algebra. Is it known what Lie algebra results depending on P? I have no ...

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### Another question on Hochschild cohomology

All algebras are assumed to be connected over a field.
Given an algebra $A$ with minimal faithful projective-injective left module $Af$ for some idempotent f.
Let $M$ be an $A$-module of infinite ...

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### A question on Hochschild cohomology

Given a nonsemisimple symmetric algebra B and a non-selfinjective algebra A (all algebras are finite dimensional over a field and connected).
Can A and B have isomorphic Hochschild-cohomology rings?

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### Hochschild coboundary on the space of alternative forms

Assume that $A$ is a complex algebra. By $C^{n}(A)$ we mean the space of all $n-$linear map $\phi:A^n \to \mathbb{C}$. An alternative $k-$ form is
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### Definitions of Hochschild Cohomology $HH^{\bullet}(A)$

Let $A$ be an associative unital $k$-algebra, and let $M$ be a bimodule of $A$. The Hochschild cohomology of $A$ with coefficients in $M$ can be defined as
$$HH^{n}(A,\,M)=\mathrm{Ext}^{n}_{A^{e}}(A,\,...

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### From classical to quantum mechanics

Let ($X,\omega$) be a symplectic manifold (phase space of some physical system). Consider the algebra $\mathcal{C}^{\infty}(X,\mathbb{R})$ of smooth functions on $X$ and $[\omega]\in \textrm{H}^{2}_{\...

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### Is “Determinant” a Hochschild coboundary?

Assume that $n>2$.
Is there an associative unital algebra structure on $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ such that $D$, the determinant as a $n-\text{form} $ on $\mathbb{C}^{n}$,
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### What is the negative cyclic homology of a smooth projective variety?

Let X be a smooth and projective variety. Hochschild homology and cohomology have a very simple definition in terms of Ext groups of the diagonal of X. The Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg (HKR) theorem ...

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### Multiplicativity twisted Hochschild Kostant Rosenberg isomorphism

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety over $\mathbb{C}$. I call (following Swan) Hochschild cohomology of $X$ the graded algebra:
$$ \mathrm{HH}^{\bullet}(X) := \mathrm{Ext}^{\bullet}_{X \times X}(\...

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### Normalization of Hochschild cocycles

Let $A$ be a unital algebra over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $C^n(A)$ be the space of all $n+1$-linear maps $f:A^{n+1} \to \mathbb{C}$ (to be called $n$-cochains). Define $b:C^n(A) \to C^{n+1}(A)$ by the ...

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### Inner automorphisms acts as identity on Hochschild homology

Let $A$ be a unital algebra and $u \in A$ be an invertible element. Let us consider $u_n(a_0 \otimes a_1 \otimes ... \otimes a_n):=ua_0u^{-1} \otimes ua_1u^{-1} \otimes ... \otimes ua_nu^{-1}$. Then $(...

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### Isomorphism in cyclic cohomology vs isomorphism in Hochschild cohomology

Let $A$ be a unital algebra over a field $K$, $C^n(A)$ a space of all $n+1$ linear maps into scalar field $k$ (I'm interested in case $k=\mathbb{C}$) and
$$(bf)(a_0,...,a_{n+1})=\sum_{i=0}^n(-1)^if(...

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### Can the Hochschild cochain complex be given the structure of a “homotopy BV algebra”?

In a 1993 letter, Deligne posed the following (paraphrased from a paper of Gerstenhaber and Voronov's):
Conjecture (Deligne). The Hochschild cochain complex $CC^*(A)$ of an associative algebra ...

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### Hochschild cohomology of SU(2)

I have a question about the computation of an Hochschild Cohomology. Or at least about a space which really looks like a cohomology space. All the functions i consider are assumed to be smooth.
Let's ...

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### Gerstenhaber conjecture for free loop space

I- Is the following statement still a conjecture see this article ?
Conjecture (?)
Let $M$ be a simply connected compact oriented $d$-manifold (smooth), then $HH^{\ast}(C^{\ast}(M))$ the Hochschild ...

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### What is the Hochschild cohomology of the Fukaya-Seidel category?

Let $(Y, \omega)$ be a compact symplectic manifold and let $Fuk(X,\omega)$ be its Fukaya category. The Hochschild cohomology of this category should be given by $HH^\bullet(Fuk(Y,\omega))=H^\bullet(Y, ...

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### Hochschild Cohomology of the Quantum Torus

I would like some advice on how to compute directly, or by a higher powered method the Hochschild Cohomology groups of the quantum torus using the stated complex I have found. I think there are ...

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### Antisymmetrization of the Hochschild cocycle

Let $A$ be a commutative (unital, complex) algebra and let $\varphi$ be a $n+1$-linear functional on $A$ (we will call it cochain). Define $$(b\varphi)(a_0,a_1,...,a_{n+1}):=\sum_{j=0}^{n}(-1)^j\...

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### Contraction with a vector field and pullback bundle

While trying to understand the proof of "smooth" version of Kostant-Hochschild-Rosenberg theorem (which is due to Connes for compact smooth manifolds) I found the following argumentation: one is ...

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### Hochschild cohains-type models for smooth functions on shifted cotangent bundles

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. Then, by the well known Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg theorem, the cochain complex $C^*(C^\infty(M))$ of Hochshild cochains on the algebra $C^\infty(M)$ of smooth ...

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### Relationship between Hochschild cohomology and Drinfeld centers

Let $HH_*(A,N)$ (or $HH^*(A,N)$) be the Hochschild homology (or cohomology) of an associative algebra $A$ with coefficients in an $A$-bimodule $N$.
I was reading nlab's entry on Hochschild cohomology ...

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### Hochschild cohomology of the skew group ring D(X)#G in the complex analytic case

Let $X$ be a n-dimensional complex (not necessarily compact) manifold, let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $Aut(X)$ acting by biholomorphic maps on $X$ and let $D(X)$ be the ring of differential operators ...

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### Hochschild cohomology of commutative quotients

Notation:
Let $k$ be a commutative local ring and let $HH^{i}(A,N)$ denote the $i^{th}$ Hochschild cohomology $k$-module of a $k$-algebra A with coefficients in an $(A,A)$-bi-module $N$.
If $x:=\{...

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### Interpretation of Hochschild Homology groups

In all the literature I've come across there are many concrete interpretations of the first few Hochschild Cohomology groups. For example $HH^1(A,M)\cong Derivation/Inner Derivations$ etc....
In ...