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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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Extensions of modules over universal enveloping algebra with fixed central action

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a Lie algebra over $\mathbb{C}$, $\mathfrak{z}$ be the center of $\text{U}(\mathfrak{g})$, and $M_1$, $M_2$ be $\text{U}(\mathfrak{g})$-modules on which $\mathfrak{z}$ acts by a ...
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Deformations of nilpotent parts of superalgebras

I have two questions concerning some results in the article "Deformations of nilpotent parts of superalgebras" of N. van den Hijligenberg, J.Math.Phys. 35, 1427 (1994); doi:10.1063/1.530598 After ...
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Third cohomology of Lie algebras and obstructions

In general, the third cohomology of a Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ with values in the Lie algebra itself, $H^3(\mathfrak{g},\mathfrak{g})$, contains obstructions to deformations of the Lie algebra. ...
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Gel'fand's and Fuks' calculation of cohomology of formal vector fields - isomorphic spectral sequences yield isomorphic cohomology?

In this book (and, in what seems to be an equivalent fashion, in this article), Gel'fand and Fuks calculate the Lie algebra cohomology of the formal vector fields $W_n$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ with trivial ...
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Why Lie algebra (Chevalley–Eilenberg) cohomology are graded Lie algebras but not G-algebras?

I was reading a paper related to Gerstenhaber algebra structure and came across to this- "Lie algebra (Chevalley–Eilenberg) cohomology are graded Lie algebras but not G-algebras(Gerstenhaber algebra)"....
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Lie algebras : Deformations and Rigidity

I am studying deformation (as it is introduced in https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0611793.pdf or http://web.cs.elte.hu/~fialowsk/pubs-af/condefnew2.pdf) and rigidity of some infinite dimensional Lie ...
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Chevalley-Eilenberg cohomology of polynomial vector fields

Let be $A$ the Lie algebra of polynomial vector fields. A p-cochain $C$ of $A$ is a p-linear alternate map from $A^p$ to $A$. For $p=0$, $C$ is an element of $A$. The coboundary operator $\eth$ is ...
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Adjoint cohomology of Lie algebra commutes with direct sum?

The Witt algebra (denoted by $W$) is an infinite dimensional Lie algebra as: $[L_{m},L_{n}]=(m-n)L_{m+n}; \,\,\,\ m, n\in \mathbb{Z}$. I am looking for second adjoint cohomology $H^{2}(W_{1}\oplus ...
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Cohomology of Infinite Dimensional Lie Algebra

I am looking for a explicit relation for adjoint cohomology of infinite dimensional Lie algebras (specifically smooth vector fields on a manifold), is it possible to apply Hochschild-Serre spectral ...
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Invariants of exterior powers

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be the Lie algebra of $GL(n,\mathbb{R})$. Let $\theta(X) = - X^T$ be the Cartan involution on $\mathfrak{g}$; it induces decomposition as $\mathfrak{g} = \mathfrak{k} \oplus \...
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Are two Lie algebra deformations with cohomologous tangents isomorphic?

Let $(\mathfrak{g},[-,-])$ be a finite-dimensional Lie algebra. I'm interested in real Lie algebras, but feel free to complexify if this helps. Say I'm interested in classifying isomorphism ...
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cohomological representations of GL(N)

I am trying to understand cohomology of $G := GL(N)$. For this I need to understand representations of $G(\mathbb{R})$ with nontrivial $(\mathfrak{g},K_\infty)$-cohomology, where $\mathfrak{g}$ is the ...
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Homology of an interesting Lie algebra

Let $U$ and $V$ be finite dimensional complex vector spaces (or perhaps graded vector spaces). Let $E(U)$ be the "square zero extension" $\mathbb C \oplus U$, made into a commutative ring in such a ...
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Show the Cartan 3-form transgresses to the Killing form in the Weil algebra

Let $G$ be a connected, reductive Lie group, and $W\mathfrak g = (S[\mathfrak g^\vee] \otimes \Lambda[\mathfrak g^\vee],\delta)$ the associated Weil algebra. This is a CDGA equipped with an action of $...
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Simple identity on Lie algebras in a note of Koszul

In a 1947 Comptes Rendus note (T224, p. 448), Koszul makes the following claim (paraphrased, hopefully correctly), which seems like it should have a simple proof I am missing. Given a compact, ...
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Lie algebras over $\mathbb{C}(t)$

Are there naturally-arising Lie algebras(or superalgebras) over $\mathbf{C}(t)$? I have such an algebra, and I want to compute its cohomology–but I'm out of ideas. Are there known methods or theory ...
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Is this sequence of Lie algebra cohomology a part of spectral sequence?

There is an exact sequence $$0 \to H^2(\mathfrak{g}, k) \to H^1(\mathfrak{g}, \mathfrak{g}^*) \to H^0(\mathfrak{g}, S^2\mathfrak{g}) \xrightarrow{d} H^3(\mathfrak{g}, k) \to H^2(\mathfrak{g}, \...
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If Lie algebra cohomology $H^2(g, M)=Ext^2_{U(g)}(k, M)$ classify $M$-extensions of $g$, are they $Ext^1_?(g, M)$ for some category?

If $\mathfrak{g}$ is a Lie algebra and $M$ is an abelian $\mathfrak{g}$-module, then Lie algebra cohomology $H^2(\mathfrak{g}, M)=Ext^2_{U(\mathfrak{g})}(k, M)$ classify (abelian) extensions of $\...
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Induction from the Borel subalgebra to BGG category $\mathcal{O}$

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite dimensional complex semisimple Lie algebra with a choice of Cartan subalgebra $\mathfrak{h}$, Borel $\mathfrak{b}$, and nilpotent radical $\mathfrak{n}$. Let $\mathcal{O}...
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What is known about the morphism $H^*_{Lie}(L,L)\to H^*_{Lie}(L,UL)$ induced by $L\hookrightarrow UL$

Let $L$ be a (differential) graded Lie algebra over a field $k$ of characteristic 0, and let $UL$ be the universal enveloping algebra of $L$. The inclusion $L\hookrightarrow UL$ induces a morphism of ...
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Isomorphisms between extension group and $\mathfrak{u}$-cohomology

Let $\mathcal{O}^{\mathfrak{p}}$ be a parabolic subcategory (see, Humphrey's BGG's Ch.9) of the BGG category $\mathcal{O}$ (w.r.t the Cartan $\mathfrak{h}$ and Borel $\mathfrak{b}$) over a finite-...
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Relation of BRST model of equivariant cohomology and BRST cohomology?

I'm now reading Kalkman's paper "BRST model for equivariant cohomology and representation for equivariant Thom class". And I've seen his definition for BRST model is $B=W(\mathfrak{g})\otimes \...
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Lie algebra (co)homology of the Lie algebra of differential operators

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety (or a complex manifold) over $\mathbb C$. Let $D(X)$ be its algebra of differential operators. Mostly I am interested in algebraic differential operators, but the case ...
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Nilpotency of Lie Algebra from Structure Constants

Suppose we have a Lie algebra with structure constants $$\mathrm{d}e^i=\sum_{j<k}a_{ijk}e^j\wedge e^k$$ for some coefficients $a_{ijk}$. In this setting, how may be checked (perhaps ...
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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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A converse to Whitehead's Second Lemma (and more)

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$ and let $\mathfrak{h}$ be a finite dimensional $k$-Lie algebra. I'm interested in knowing which (Lie algebraic) properties $\mathfrak{h}$ ...
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Matsushima-Murakami Isomorphism for $L^2$-cohomology

Let $\mathbf{G}$ be a reductive connected linear algebraic group over a totally real global number field, say $\mathbb{Q}$. Let $\mathbb{A}=\mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{A}_f$ be the ring of rational adele. ...
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mod p cohomology ring of alternating groups

Let $A_n$ be the alternating group of $\{1,2,\cdots,n\}$. (1). What is the cohomology ring $$ H^*(A_4;\mathbb{Z}/3) $$ and its Steenrod operation $P^i$'s? (2). Are there general results about the ...
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Double loop groups and cohomology

Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over $\mathbb{C}$ of Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. What is the value of $H^{3}(\mathfrak{g}((t))((s)),\mathbb{C})$?
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Invariant polynomials with respect to group actions on matrices

Let $\mathfrak{gl}_n(\mathbb{R})$ be the Lie algebra of matrices with real entries and $GL_n(\mathbb{R})$ its associated Lie group. Recall that a linear subgroup $G \subseteq GL_n(\mathbb{R})$ acts by ...
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When the restriction of derived equivalence to a summand is a derived equivalence as well

I have a question about the equivalence of derived categories. Let $\mathcal{A} = \mathcal{A}'\oplus \mathcal{A}''$ and $\mathcal{B} = \mathcal{B}' \oplus \mathcal{B}''$ are direct sum of abelian ...
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Lie algebra cohomology with values in the ring of smooth functions of a $G$-manifold

Let $G$ be a connected Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ acting faithfully on a smooth, finite-dimensional manifold $M$. Let $C^\infty(M)$ and $\mathcal{X}(M)$ denote the ring of smooth ...
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Lie group cohomology with coefficients in Lie algebra

I'm looking for a reference, and basic results, about Lie algebra as modules over a Lie group (with the adjoint representation), from the point of view of cohomology. Links with the Lie algebra ...
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What's the most simple proof of Kostant's version of Borel-Weil-Bott for Lie Algebra cohomology?

Besides Kostant's original proof (in http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jml/kostant61.pdf) of the above mentioned theorem (using the Lie Algebra Laplacian), there are a few other approaches: Casselman-Osborne,...
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Kernel of the Weil homomorphism for compact symmetric spaces

Let $X = G/K$ be a Riemannian symmetric space of compact type and consider the "Weil homomorphism" $$w^\bullet: H^\bullet(BK; \mathbb R) \to H^\bullet(X; \mathbb R),$$ i.e. the map in cohomology ...
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vanishing of Lie algebra cohomology with coefficients in an infinite-dimensional module

Let $G$ be a real semisimple Lie group, $K$ its maximal compact subgroup, $\mathfrak g, \mathfrak k$ the corresponding Lie algebras. Let $V$ be a locally convex, Hausdorff vector space, which is a $G$-...
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How to write BRST-BV for dg-Lie?

The usual BRST-BV implements a Lie algebra and its module in terms of ghosts, etc. Where is there written a corresponding formula incorporating the differential of a dg Lie algebra and module?
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What are cohomology of Lie algebra with coefficients geometrically?

I want to find analog of following two statements. Let $G$ be a discrete group, $M$ is representation of $G$. Local systems on $BG$ are the same as $G$ representations (because $\pi_1 (BG) =G$). Let $...
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Lyndon–Hochschild–Serre spectral sequence for not normal subgroup

Is there analog of Lyndon–Hochschild–Serre spectral sequence for not normal subgroup? What can you say about it? Can you describe $E^{p, q}_1$ ? What is about $E^{p, q}_2$? What is the best technique ...
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Whitehead's second Lemma and invariants of exterior square

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$ and let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite dimensional semisimple $k$-Lie algebra. By Whitehead's second Lemma, we know that $H^{2}(\mathfrak{g}, ...
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Compact Lie groups with only 3 dimensional cohomology generators

Let $M$ be a compact connected semi-simple Lie group. Then by Hopf's Theorem $H^*(M;\mathbb Q)=\Lambda[\omega_1,...,\omega_s]$ where $\omega_i\in H^i(M;\mathbb Q)$ , $i\ge 3$ is odd. For which $M$, $...
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Cohomology of a graded differential algebra with L-infinity action by a Lie algebra relative to a sub algebra

Suppose $A$ is a graded differential algebra, $h\subset g$ is an ideal, and that there is an $L_\infty$ action by $g/h$ on $A$. Is there any theorem that gives a quasi-isomorphism between the Lie-...
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Lifting Lie algebra cohomology class to Hochschild cochain

Let $g$ be a Lie algebra, $h\subset g$ an ideal. The associative algebra $N=U(h)\subset U(g)$ can be viewed as a $g$-module. The Lie algebra cohomology ${\rm H}^*(g,U(g))$ is isomorphic to the ...
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Hochschild and cyclic cohomology of commutative algebra?

I'm wondering how to compute the Hochschild cohomology ${\rm HH}^n(A,A)$ and the cyclic cohomology ${\rm HC}^n(A)$ where $A = \mathbb{C}[t_i]$ is the algebra of polynomials in a finite set of ...
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computing second cohomology $H^2(O_a,\mathbb{Z})\cong \mathbb{Z}^n$ of a generic coadjoint orbit

Let $G$ be a compact , connected and simply connected Lie group and $a\in\mathfrak{g}^*$ (dual of Lie algebra of Lie group $G$). Then let $O_a$ be a generic coadjoint orbit then can we say $H^2(O_a,\...
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What is a Homotopy between $L_\infty$-algebra morphisms II

I would like to continue on question I asking, what is a homotopy between Lie infinity algebras, since I'm not satisfied in two directions: 1.) The naive approach to define a homotopy would be ('...
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Cohomology with coefficient in a Lie algebra

For a topological space X we can consider the coefficient of singular cohomology in a Lie algebra A. Then we obtain a graded Lie algebra, that is [x,y]=(-1)^i+j-1 [y,x], for homogeneous ...
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Lie algebra cohomology

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a simple complex Lie algebra of $rank(\mathfrak{g})\geq2$ and dimension $d$. Fix a (non-zero) invariant bilinear form $(\cdot,\cdot)$ on $\mathfrak{g}$ and let $\{x_i\}_{1\leq i\...
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Lagrangian (classical) BRST cohomology groups

I'm trying to understand BRST complex in its Lagrangian incarnation i.e. in the form mostly closed to original Faddeev-Popov formulation. It looks like the most important part of that construction (...