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Morphisms of Hochschild (or cyclic) homology induced by homotopic maps

Let $f$ and $g$ be two maps between DG algebras $A$ and $B$, and assume that $f$ and $g$ are homotopic as chain maps, hence they induce the same map on the level of homology. Moreover, $f$ and $g$ ...
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Relationship between different definitions of the Hochschild homology

Throughout the literature, one can find many definitions of the Hochschild homology of various objects. However, the precise relationship between these definitions is not always so clear, at least to ...
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Measure the failure of colimit to commute with taking free loops (or Hochschild homology)?

For a space1 $X$, let $\mathcal{L}X = \mathrm{Maps}(S^1, X)$ be the free loop space. Inclusion of constant loops gives a natural map $X \to \mathcal{L}X$. This is not a homotopy equivalence unless $X$...
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A characterisation of symmetric algebras using Hochschild (co)homology

A finite dimensional (connected if needed) $K$-algebra $A$ over a field $K$ is called symmetric when $A \cong Hom_K(A,K)$ as $A$-bimodules. Symmetric algebras are Frobenius algebras and include for ...
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Why is Hochschild homology interesting if its cohomology groups are infinite-dimensional?

I am trying to understand Hochschild homology, in particular the Hochschild–Kostant–Rosenberg theorem. As far as I understand this result gives an isomorphism between the algebraic (Kähler) ...
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Hochschild homology of acyclic complex

Let $A$ be a differential graded algebra over a commutative ring $R$. Suppose that $H_*(A)=0$, i.e. $A$ is acyclic. Question: Does this imply that the Hochschild homology $HH_*(A)$ also vanishes ...
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Universal bimodule for homotopy biderivations

Recall the commutative story: for a commutative algebra $A$, its module of differentials $\Omega (A)$ is characterized by the universal property that any derivation $\delta \colon A \to M$ is in a ...
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Describing the THH of function spectra?

Are there any results describing the $THH$ of spectra of the form $F(X, E)$ where $X$ is a space (say, finite CW) and $E$ is a (nice enough) ring spectrum? I'm happy to put various (further, or ...
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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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How is the product structure induced on Lie algebra homology of matrices?

I have been looking at the Chevalley Eilenberg complex $CE_*(\mathfrak g)$ of a Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ over a field $k$. $$ \wedge^3\mathfrak g\longrightarrow \wedge^2\mathfrak g\longrightarrow \...
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Topological Hochschild homology of Azumaya algebra

Let $R$ be a commutative ring, let $A$ be an Azumaya algebra over $R$, does its topological Hochschild homology coincide with that of $R$? For example, let $\mathbb{H}$ be the quaternion algebra over ...
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Does a morphism which induces an isomorphism between Hochschild homology also induce an isomorphism between cyclic homology?

In a 1998 paper by B. Keller, the author consider the following problem in Section 1.4: Let $k$ be a commutative ring and $X$ a scheme over $k$. We can consider the cyclic homology as well as the ...
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Continuous and bornological Hochschild homology

As far as I understand, given a complex algebra $A$ with a locally convex topology $\mathcal{T}_A$ (e.g. $A=C^{\infty}(M, \mathbb C)$ for some manifold M), the topology induces a complete convex ...
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Deformation of the Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg isomorphism for universal enveloping algebra

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a Lie algebra over a char. $0$ field and let $\iota: U\mathfrak{g}\rightarrow S\mathfrak{g}$ be the Poincaré-Birkhoff-Witt (PBW) isomorphism, inverse to that natural map from the ...
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Computation of Hochschild homology

Let $A$ be a Dedekind domain. Let $n\geq 2$ be an integer. Is there a simple description of $HH_*(A, A/nA)$?
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Confusion about topological Hochschild homology and $\mathbb{Z}_p$-topological Hochschild homology

Let $R$ be the ring of integers in a perfectoid field of mixed characteristic $p$. Is $\pi_*THH(R)$ (as defined in Bhatt--Morrow--Scholze) $p$-complete (as an abelian group)?
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Hochschild Homology and Formal Geometry

My question concerns the degeneration of the spectral sequence computing Hochschild homology of differential operators on a smooth affine variety $X$. The spectral sequence arises from the ...
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Existence of anti-symmetric hochschild homology representatives

Let $A$ be an associative algebra over a field $k$. Let $A_{L}$ be the Lie algebra of $A$ with commutator bracket. Then if $M$ is a bimodule for $A$ there is an associated representation of $A_{L}$ ...
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Confusion on summand of Hochschild homology of D-modules

I've encountered the following confusion. Start with the category of perfect D-modules on $\mathbb{A} ^{1}$, which I'll denote $D$. We have the object $\mathcal{O}$, which is exceptional in the sense ...
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Computing Hochschild Invariants of Positselski's Coderived Categories

Positselski's work allows one to frame Koszul duality very elegantly in terms of so called coderived categories of modules over coalgebras, these are somewhat exotic dg categories of comodules over $C$...
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revisiting $THH(\mathbb{F}_p)$

Reading through Bhatt-Morrow-Scholze's "Topological Hochschild Homology and Integral p-adic Hodge Theory" I encountered the following statement. We use only “formal” properties of THH throughout ...
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$\mathrm{HH}$ and $\mathrm{HC}$ as two different Taylor expansions at the same point

Let us consider the functors from dg algebras to graded spaces given by Hochshcild homology and cyclic homology. Then it is well known that in degree $0$, both functors are given by $A\longmapsto A/[A,...
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Hochschild homology with coefficients in a certain bimodule

Let $A$ be a finite-dimensional $k$-algebra and $U$ and $V$ two finite-dimensional projective $A$-modules (maybe neither the finiteness nor projectivity has to play a role, but these requirements are ...
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Wrong way Poincare duality for Calabi-Yau dg-algebras?

Let $A$ be a smooth compact Calabi-Yau dg $k$-algebra of dimension $w$. It is widely known (e.g. Atsusi Takahashi proposition 2.4) that in such situation we have non canonical isomorphism of $A^{en}$-...
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Algebraic models of non-simply connected spaces in string topology

I want to find some algebraic models relating string topology to Hochschild and cyclic homologies. If the space $X$ is simply-connected and we are working over rational numbers, we can use Sullivan ...
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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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Hochschild homology of a category of modules over an algebra

Suppose $A$ is an algebra over some field, say the complex numbers if that helps. Then we can consider the category $\mathbf{C}_A$ of finite-dimensional modules over $A$. This category can be seen as ...
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Hochschild homology and Chern character quiver with potential

I am a beginner in quiver theory so this question might not be suitable for mathoverflow. Let $(Q,W)$ be a quiver with potential and let $\Gamma$ be the Ginzburg DG-algebra associated to $(Q,W)$. Is ...
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Variant of co-Tor in a bimodule category

Say $\mathcal{C}$ is a strict monoidal abelian category and $A$ is a coalgebra object in $\mathcal{C}$, with left co-modules $M$ and right co-module $N$ (also in $\mathcal{C}$). Then we have a notion ...
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Failure of periodic cyclic homology to be a localizing invariant

A localizing invariant $E: dgcat_{sm} \rightarrow Ch_k$ from small dg categories to chain complexes over a field $k$ (say $k = \mathbb{C}$) is a dg functor which sends localization sequences to exact ...
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Moduli spaces for the TCFT map $HH(L) \to GW(X)$

Let $L$ be a Lagrangian submanifold of a closed symplectic manifold $X$. What I gather from Costello (see specifically $\S$2.5 there), is that one expects to have a morphism of closed TCFT's $\tag{1}...
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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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String cobracket from TFT

Let $M$ be a closed oriented manifold. Chas and Sullivan (https://arxiv.org/abs/math/0212358) introduced a Lie bialgebra structure on $H_\bullet^{S^1}(LM, M)$, $S^1$-equivariant homology of the loop ...
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Categorification of Floer homology

Floer homology associates a vector space $HF^\ast(L_1,L_2)$ to any pair of Lagrangian submanifolds $L_1,L_2$ inside a symplectic manifold $X$. By a categorification of Floer homology, I mean a ...
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Slick construction of Hochschild complex

Let $R$ be a $k$-algebra and $M$ be an $(R,R)$-bimodule. Let $[n] \mapsto M \otimes R^{\otimes n}$ be the simplicial $k$-module which defines the Hochschild homology $H_*(R,M)$. Is it possible to ...
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Does rational surface have exceptional collection of maximal length but not full?

Let $X$ be a rational surface. Let $\mathbb{E}:=(E_1,\ldots,E_n)$ be strong exceptional collection of line bundles of maximal length $l=rk Pic(X)+2$ in $D^b(coh(X))$, Is there any example that such ...
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Topological Hochschild homology and Hochschild homology of dg algebras

Topological Hochschild homology is a generalization of Hochschild homology from rings to $E_\infty$-ring spectra. On the other hand, there is a natural way to extend the notion of Hochschild homology ...
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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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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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A mysterious quasi-isomorphism in Kashiwara-Schapira's proof of HKR

On p. 127 of Kashiwara-Schapira's paper "Deformation Quantization Modules", there is the following situation: $X$ is a smooth complex (quasi?)projective variety and $\delta\colon X\to X\times X$ is ...
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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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Tor functor in the case of algebra of smooth functions

Let $A=C^{\infty}(\mathbb{S}^{1})$, let $B$ be the sub-algebra $C^{\infty}(0,1)$. Here we identify $\mathbb{S}^{1}$ by $\mathbb{R}/2\pi \mathbb{Z}$. I want to ask if there is a way I can decompose $A$ ...
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When does Hochschild homology commute with infinite products?

Let $A$ be an associative algebra. Its zeroth Hochschild homology $\mathrm{HH}_0(A)$ is the cokernel of the linear map $A^{\wedge 2} \to A$, $a \wedge b \mapsto ab - ba$. I.e. you quotient the ...
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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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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 ...
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Hochschild chain model for the evaluation map at half

Let M be a manifold and $\Lambda(M)$ its free loop space, $A= C^*(M)$ denotes the cochain algebra of $M$. We know that Hochschild chain model for the evaluation $ ev_0: \Lambda(M) \rightarrow M$ is ...
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Hochschild cohomology and formal smoothness

Hochschild cohomology can be used to characterise formal smoothness of unital associative algebras; in that such an algebra $A$ is formally smooth if and only if it is of Hochschild cohomological ...
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Example H-unital algebra which is not unital

What is an example of an algebra which is H-unital (that is its Bar complex is acyclic) and yet it is not unital?
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Poincaré Duality of a quasi-free algebra

I'm completely stumped on this one (yet I feel it is obviously true or obviously false) If $A$ is a quasi-free algebra, then must it satisfy Poincaré duality? All i need to find is a protective ...
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Jacobi-Zariski exact sequence question

Denote by $HC(A,M)$ the Hochschild homological complex of an algebra $A$ with coefficients in an $A$-bimodule $M$, and let $B\rightarrow A$ be an $R$-flat extension of $R$-algebras, for some $CRing$ $...