# Questions tagged [homotopy-theory]

Homotopy theory is an important sub-field of algebraic topology. It is mainly concerned with the properties and structures of spaces which are invariant under homotopy. Chief among these are the homotopy groups of spaces, specifically those of spheres. Homotopy theory includes a broad set of ideas and techniques, such as cohomology theories, spectra and stable homotopy theory, model categories, spectral sequences, and classifying spaces.

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### Is every complex oriented ring spectrum with additive FGL an Eilenberg-Maclane spectrum?

Suppose $E$ is a complex-oriented ring spectrum whose formal group law is isomorphic to the additive one. As the title suggests, we might as well change the complex orientation so that the formal ...
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### Ring spectra structures on a certain spectral analogue of $\mathbb{Z}/2$

We can characterise $\mathbb{Z}$ and $\mathbb{Z}/2$ as the corepresenting abelian groups of the functors \begin{align*} \mathsf{Forget} &\colon \mathsf{Ab} \to \mathsf{Sets},\\ \mathrm{Inv}...
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### $\mathbb{E}_\infty$-refinements of the graded tensor product of $\mathbb{Z}$-graded spectra

The category $$\mathsf{Gr}_\mathbb{Z}\mathsf{Mod}_R\overset{\mathrm{def}}{=}\mathsf{Fun}^\otimes(\mathbb{Z}_\mathsf{disc},\mathsf{Mod}_R)$$ of $\mathbb{Z}$-graded $R$-modules has a natural monoidal ...
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### Corepresentability of involutory objects in monoidal $\infty$-categories

The group $\mathbb{Z}/2$ corepresents the functor $\mathrm{Inv}\colon\mathsf{Mon}\to\mathsf{Sets}$ sending a monoid $A$ to its set of involutory elements (those satisfying $a^2=1_A$). A similar story ...
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### Involutions in $\infty$-categories

$\newcommand{\id}{\mathrm{id}}$An involution in a category is a functor $\mathbf{B}\mathbb{Z}/2\to\mathcal{C}$, corresponding precisely to an object $X$ of $\mathcal{C}$ together with a $\mathbb{Z}/2$-...
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### Homotopy section but no pointed homotopy section

Can anyone give an example of a pointed map $p:(E,e)\to (B,b)$ between connected pointed spaces (reasonably nice, say of the homotopy type of CW complexes) such that $p$ admits a homotopy section but ...
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### A question about cofiber diagrams in stable $\infty$-categories

My question is as follows say I have a commutative diagram $\require{AMScd}$ \begin{CD} X @>f>> Y @>g>> Z\\ @V \alpha V V @VV \beta V @VV \gamma V\\ X’ @>>f’> Y @>>g’&...
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### construction of $K_0$-group and Karoubian completion

Let $A$ be a ring. The $K_0$ group of $A$ can be defined in most old fashioned way as the Grothendieck group of the set of isomorphism classes of its finitely generated projective $R$ modules, ...
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### Is there an operad homotopifying the Koszul rule?

In homotopy theory one has the idea of a homotopy-commutative multiplication, in which one replaces the relation $$ab=ba$$ in a commutative monoid/group/ring/etc. for an unspecified homotopy. One ...
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### Applications of $\mathbb{Z}$-graded algebraic geometry to algebraic topology

There's a theory of algebraic geometry over $\mathbb{Z}_2$-graded commutative rings, often called "algebraic supergeometry" or the theory of superschemes. From what I understand, there's ...
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### Generalising supercommutativity as a grading by the $1$-truncated sphere spectrum

A discussion that has been going recently is that supersymmetry corresponds to grading over the sphere spectrum, coming from an insight due to Kapranov. To formalise such a statement, one needs a ...
Consider the following construction (which came up recently in a question about "spectral exterior algebras"): Pick a ring spectrum $R$ and consider the $\infty$-category $\mathsf{Mod}_R$ ...