# Questions tagged [kt.k-theory-and-homology]

Algebraic and topological K-theory, relations with topology, commutative algebra, and operator algebras

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### The $E$-(co)homology of $\mathrm{BGL}(R)^+$ and the algebraic $K$-theory of $R$

$\DeclareMathOperator\BGL{BGL}$In the paper, 'Two-primary Algebraic $K$-theory of rings of integers in number fields', Rognes and Weibel compute the $2$-torsion part in the algebraic $K$-theory of the ...

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### Lengths and additive invariants which preserve positivity

The length of a module is well-known to be an additive invariant of finite-length modules. That is, if $R$ is a ring and $Art(R)$ its category of finite-length modules, then $length : Ob (Art(R)) \to \...

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### Is $KU\otimes S^1_+$ isomorphic to $F(S^1_+,KU)$ as $E_\infty$ rings?

There are various ways to construct $KU$ as an $E_\infty$ ring spectrum; I will take that as given. Using this, we can make $KU\otimes G_+$ into an $E_\infty$ ring for any commutative topological ...

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### Realize a $K_0$-group homomorphism by a unital $\ast$-homomorphism

This question is inspired by Exercise $7.7$ in *An Introduction to $K$-theory for $C^*$-algebras (available here). Given a unital AF-algebra $A$ and another unital $C^*$-algebra $B$ that has ...

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### Equivalent descriptions of equivariant K-theory

I am looking at references for computing $$K_{T}(G/H)$$ where $G$ is a compact connected Lie group with maximal torus $T$, and $H\subset G$ is a corank one Lie subgroup such that $G/H\cong S^{2k-1}$ ...

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### Some questions about Clausen's third IHES lecture on Efimov K-theory

I have some questions about the last theorem stated by Clausen at https://youtu.be/2xNG4rHUC6U?si=yw9eYiygLegH0nQK&t=4319. I'm not very familar with the definitions, so please correct me about any ...

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### What is decategorification?

A decategorification is, roughly, some procedure $\Phi$ which inputs some sort of $n$-categorical data and outputs some sort of $(n-1)$-categorical data. Whatever this means, categorification is ...

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### The complex $K$-theory of the Thom spectrum $MU$

The Atiyah-Hirzebruch spectral sequence is a strong computational tool that yields several interesting computation in (co)homology. I want to know whether $K_\ast(MU)$ and $K^\ast(MU)$ have been ...

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### $K_0$ group of an infinite factor

The following question was already posted in this link but I could not understand hints given in this post.
Let $\mathcal{M}$ be an infinite factor and my question is how to prove that $K_0(\mathcal{M}...

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### Torsion in the Lie algebra cohomology of gl(n,Z)

What is known about the Lie algebra cohomology $H^*(\mathfrak{gl}_n(\mathbb{Z}),\mathbb{Z})$? After passing to $\mathbb{Q}$-coefficients, the question is classical: $H^*(\mathfrak{gl}_n(\mathbb{Q}),\...

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### K-theory of toric varieties

Let $X$ be a smooth projective toric variety over $\mathbb{C}$. Is there a good presentation for the K-theory ring $K_0(X)$ in terms of the corresponding fan, analogous to the presentation of the Chow ...

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### Maps in the Künneth theorem for K-theory of C*-algebras

The following is named the Künneth theorem for tensor products in the book by Blackadar on K-theory for operator algebras: If $A$ and $B$ are C*-algebras and $A$ is in the bootstrap class, then there ...

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### Explicit computation of the transfer in the representation ring for unitary groups

For a compact Lie group $G$ we let $R(G)$ be the ring of finite dimensional complex $G$-representations studied by Segal in http://www.numdam.org/item/PMIHES_1968__34__113_0.pdf.
This comes with extra ...

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### Equivariant sheaves on $\mathbb P^1$

Let $K(\mathbb P^1)$ be the Grothendieck group of sheaves on $\mathbb P^1$. I want to show that the map $K^{{\rm PGL}(2)\times \{\pm 1\}}(\mathbb P^1) \to K(\mathbb P^1)$ is not onto. I read somewhere ...

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### Cohomological counterpart of the K-theory of the Roe C*-algebra in non-periodic systems

In crystalline insulating quantum systems the dynamics of electrons is governed by a Schrödinger operator which is periodic with respect to a Bravais lattice $\Gamma\cong \mathbb{Z}^d$ and whose ...

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### etale cohomology and algebric K theory for algebraic stack

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over a perfect field $k$. Fix a prime $p$ which is invertible in $k$.
Thomason proved that there is Atiyah-Hirzebruch type spectral sequence that computes $K(1)$-local $K$ ...

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### Can one bypass the geometric realization in the definition of algebraic $K$-theory?

I believe there is no good notion of homotopy groups for an arbitrary simplicial set $S$. However, when $S$ is fibrant - meaning that $S\to *$ is a fibration - there is a definition. The singular ...

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### Cyclic K-theory as cyclic nerve in a letter of Goodwillie

Kaledin mentioned in https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.04279 Remark 11.5 that, in a letter to Waldhausen by Goodwillie in 1988, Goodwillie showed that the cyclic K-theory can be computed by the geometric ...

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### Which "tensor" endofunctors on triangulated categories are essentially exact?

Assume that $T$ is a symmetric monoidal triangulated category, and $X$ is an object in it. Then the functors $X\otimes -$ and $-\otimes X: T\to T$ are not necessarily exact since they send ...

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### Is there a reasonable K-grroup of Behrend’s absolutely convergent complexes?

Let $\mathfrak X$ be an algebraic stack over $\mathbb F_q$ and let $D_{\mathrm{abs}}(\mathfrak X)$ be the derived category of complexes of $\overline{\mathbb Q}_\ell$-sheaves which are absolutely ...

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### About Atiyah-Segal Localization Theorem

In $K$-Theory, actually also in equivariant cohomology theory, there exists a useful theorem as known Borel-Hsiang-Atiyah-Segal Localization theorem. For $K$-Theory
Theorem: Let $G$ be a compact Lie ...

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### Fibre sequence of module spectra induces a fibre sequence of $K$-theory spectra?

Let $A$ be an $\mathbb{E}_\infty$-ring spectrum, and let $R_1$, $R_2$ and $R_3$ be $\mathbb{E}_\infty$-$A$-algebras.
We assume there is a homotopy fibre sequence
$$
R_1\to R_2 \to R_3
$$
in the stable ...

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### What does homotopy invariance mean for twisted K-theory?

In ordinary K-theory, homotopy invariance means that if $f,g \colon X \to Y$ are homotopic maps then their induced maps on K-theory are equal: $f^* = g^* \colon K(Y) \to K(X)$.
My question is how to ...

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### "High-dimensional" classes in topological $K$-theory

I am looking for a sequence of topological spaces $X_n$, $n\in\mathbb N$, with the following property. Let $\tilde{K}^0(X_n)$ be the complex reduced $K$-theory group of $X_n$ (with respect to some ...

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### $K_1$ of Categories for intuition

Maybe there is no good answer to this, but I'm trying to get a feel for what the $K$-theory of a (permutative or symmetric monoidal $\infty$-)category computes.
In algebraic $K$-theory, we have ...

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### Which spectra have a homotopy-universal connective quotient?

Prefatory remark: This is a repost of a previous question, to which Tyler Lawson supplied a lovely $\infty$-categorical answer. The example that motivated the question was specifically about the ...

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### Which spectra have a universal connective quotient?

Consider the homotopy category $\mathrm{hoSp}$ of spectra. It has a full subcategory $\mathrm{hoSp}_{\geq 0}$ of connective spectra, equivalently of infinite loop spaces, equivalently $E_\infty$-group ...

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### Questions about the $K$-theory of the algebraic standard Podleś sphere

Given $\theta \in \mathbb{R}$ irrational, the $K$-theory of the smooth noncommutative $2$-torus $C^\infty_\theta(\mathbb{T}^2)$ is well understood in relation to that of the corresponding $\mathrm{C}^\...

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### Algebra of finite width matrices

$\DeclareMathOperator\FWM{FWM}\DeclareMathOperator\End{End}$For any ring $R$ there's an algebra of finite width matrices with entries in $R$. By finite width matrices I mean the ones that have only ...

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### Extension of $\{f\in C([0, 1], B)\,\vert\, f(0)=f(1)=0\}$ by $A$ with $\ast$-homomorphism $\phi:A\rightarrow B$

The following question is from An Introduction to $K$-theory for $C^{\ast}$-Algebra and an e-copy can be found here. Below is the question (since I do not know how to create a diagram in MS ...)
By ...

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### Why are projectionless $C^*$-algebras important (Kadison's conjecture)

It was considered an important result for a long time to show that the reduced $C^*$-algebra of the free group $C^*_r(F_2)$ has no nontrivial projections. I believe this is also known as Kadison's ...

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### The graded multiplication on topological $K$-theory

In every reference I have looked at (the books by Atiyah, Karoubi, Lawson--Michelsohn, Hatcher's unpublished book) the exterior multiplication on (reduced, negative) $K$-theory is given by the ...

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### Necessary conditions for $K_0(I_x\bigotimes A)$ to be the trivial group

Let $A$ be a unital $C^*$-Algebra with non-trivial $K_0$ group. Define $CA = \{f\in C\big([0, 1], A\big)\,\vert\,f(0) = 0\}$. It can be shown that $CA$ is homotopic equivalent to the set $\{0\}$ and ...

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### Hochschild homology computation of certain type

I know that in general Hochschild homology is not very computable. However, this certain type of Hoshschild homology shows up and I feel like there could be existing result.
Let $k$ be a field and $A$ ...

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### K-ring of splittable bundles

Is there something non-trivial to be said about the subring of $K(X)$ spanned by one-dimensional bundles?
If I am not mistaken, it is still a functor into commutative rings from the category of ...

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### The trigonometric $C^*$-algebra

The trigonometric $C^*$-algebra is the universal $C^*$-algebra generated by $\mathcal{G}=\{x,y,z\}$ subject to relations \begin{align}x^2=x=x^*, &\quad y^2=y=y^*\\ [x, z]=y, &\quad [y,z]=...

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### The $K_0$ mapping of an automorphism induced by a derivation

Let $\mathfrak{A}$ be a unital $C^*$-Algebra and let $\delta: \mathfrak{A} \rightarrow \mathfrak{A}$ be a linear map that is not constantly zero and satisfies, for every $A, B\in\mathfrak{A}$, $\delta(...

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### A smooth algebra over a $K_i$-regular ring is $K_i$-regular?

Let $A$ be a smooth algebra over a commutative ring $R$. If we assume that $R$ is $K_i$-regular for any $i\geq 0$, then $A$ is also $K_i$-regular?

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### The group of quasi unitary elements of a (simple) Banach algebra

For a Banach algebra $A$ with invertible group $G(A)$ we define the following group:
$$QG(A)=\{u\in G(A)\mid \;\text{the mapping}\; a\mapsto u^{-1} a u \;\text{is an isometry}\}$$
What is an ...

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### base change property of Topological Hochschild homology

What is the "base change property" of topological Hochschild homology?
In Proposition 11.10 of Bhatt-Morrow-Scholze's paper "Topological Hochschild homology and integral p-adic Hodge ...

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### Behavior of $K_0$ towers

In the spirit of the automorphism tower problem, I've been thinking about "$K_0$ towers." Since $K_0$ may be imbued with a ring structure by the tensor product, it makes sense to ask what ...

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### bott element in periodic cyclic homology

I am reading a paper by Thomason "Algebraic K-theory and étale cohomology", which deals with algebraic K theory localized by inverting the bott element $\beta \in K_2(\overline{k})^{\wedge}...

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### K-theory of l-adic sheaves of a curve

I am trying to understand if there is a good notion of a $K$-theory attached to the etale topology on a nice scheme $X$ (say smooth projective goem connected curve over a finite field is enough for me)...

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### $C(X)$-Fredholm operators and Atiyah-Jänich theorem

Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff topological space and consider the Hilbert space $\ell^2(\mathbb N)$. As shown here, any $T\in C(X,\ell^2(\mathbb N))$ induces a $C(X)$-Fredholm operator
$$
\begin{array}...

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### In which "sense" unramified Milnor-Witt K-groups are unramified

Let $X$ be an integral locally noetherian smooth
scheme over base field $k$. Then for every $x \in X^{(1)}$ point of codimension $1$, the stalk $\mathcal{O}_{X,x}$ is a discrete valuation
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### Stable homotopy group of K(1)-local spectra

Fix a prime $p$. We let $C$ be the completion of the algebraic closure of $\mathbb{Q}_p$, and let $\mathcal{O}_C$ be its ring of integers. For a $p$-complete $K(\mathcal{O}_C;\mathbb{Z}_p)$-module $M$,...

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### Did anybody study split homotopy cartesian squares in triangulated categories?

Let us call a commutative square
$$ \require{AMScd}
\begin{CD}
A @>{g'}>> B \\
@V{f'}VV @VV{f}V \\
C @>>{g}> D
\end{CD}
$$
in a triangulated category split homotopy ...

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### Equivariant K-theory for products of groups?

Let $X$ be a $(G \times H)$-space. What is known about the connection between the groups $K_G(X)$, $K_H(X)$ and $K_{G \times H}(X)$? The $G$ and $H$ action on $X$ come from the canonical inclusions $G ...

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### $K_1(k[x]/(x^2))$ for a field $k$

$\DeclareMathOperator\GL{GL}$The definition of $K_1$ is stated in "The K-book" by Charles Weibel as a quotient of $\GL(R)$, where $\GL(R)$ is the union of the sequence $R^{ \times} = \GL_1(R)...

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### Grothendieck group of triangulated categories

Let $A$ be a full triangulated subcategory of $B$, $u:A\rightarrow B$ the corresponding embedding. Let $f:B\rightarrow A$ be a triangulated functor
satisfying:
$f\circ u = id$
Let $b \in B $, if $f(b)...