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Gel'fand and Fuks' “Globalizing” of cohomology of formal vector fields

I apologize for the length of this question. If anybody already spent some time with cohomology of (formal) vector fields and the results of Gel'fand and Fuks, I imagine a lot can be skipped. I do ...
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Non-linear version of the Chevalley–Eilenberg complex

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite-dimensional Lie algebra. In small degrees, the differentials of the Chevalley–Eilenberg complex $C^\bullet(\mathfrak{g}, \mathfrak{g})$ with values in the adjoint ...
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Chevalley-Eilenberg cohomology of polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{A}^2$

I have a question similar to one given here. What is the cohomology of the Lie algebra of polynomial vector fields on an affine space $\mathbb{A}^2$ over a field of characteristic $0?$ (I'm interested ...
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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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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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Cyclic version of Lie algebra cohomology

Lie algebra cochains have a differential $d$ where $d^2 =0$ because of the Jacobi identity, which can be written in the cyclic form or the Leibniz form. $L_\infty$ algebra cochains have a ...
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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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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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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 (...
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The meaning of a “subcomplex” of the Cartan-Eilenberg of a Lie algebra

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite dimensional real Lie algebra, and $\mathfrak{g}^* $ be the dual vector space. We have the standard Cartan-Eilenberg complex $(\wedge^{\cdot} \mathfrak{g}^* ,\text{d}_{...
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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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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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Lie algebra “semi” coinvariants

In the process of my research, I've come across the need to understand the following construction: Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a (finite-dimensional) complex Lie algebra, $\beta\in \mathfrak{g}^*$ a Lie ...
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Cohomology and higher structures

Classically, cohomologies of Lie groups/algebras parametrize extensions. To be precise, given an linear $G$-action on $M$, there is an bijection between $H^2(G;M)$ and the set of extension $E$ of $G$ ...
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Constructing $\delta$ to show Chevalley-Eilenberg complex $\Lambda \mathfrak g \otimes \mathcal U\mathfrak g \rightarrow k$ is null homotopic

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a finite dimensional Lie algebra over a field $k$ and $(\Lambda^\bullet \mathfrak g \otimes \mathcal U\mathfrak g, d)$ be the Chevalley-Eilenberg chain complex. I would like to ...
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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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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 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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Topological obstruction to icosahedral symmetry?

Let $G$ be a compact simple lie group of rank $n$. Then the Poincaré series of $G$ is given by $$P(G,q)=\prod_{i=1}^n (1+q^{2d_i-1}),$$ where the integers $d_1\leq d_2\leq \cdots \leq d_n$ are the ...
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LIE ALGEBRA coboundary

There seems to be a problem in the literature about the definition of the 'standard' coboundary on the 'Cartan-Chevalley-Eilenberg' algebra - the problem is the signs! Where/when did things go wrong? ...
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Exotic Chains for Group Cohomology of a Complex Lie Group

Related Question: Exotic Chains for Group Homology of a Complex Lie Group Let's take the group cohomology of a affine algebraic group over $\mathbb C$ (with its discrete topology). The natural free ...
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First adjoint cohomology space of simple Lie algebras

Let $L$ be a central extension of a simple Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ such that $L=[L,L]$. It is not difficult to see that if $H^1(\mathfrak{g}, \mathfrak{g})=0$ then $H^1(L,L)=0$. In other words, if ...
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Family of Lie algebras parametrized by a discrete valuation ring

I have a family of Lie algebras parametrized by a discrete valuation ring, whose generic fiber is reductive and whose special fiber is nilpotent. I'd like to learn about the relationship between the ...
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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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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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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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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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Cohomologies associated to residually torsion-free nilpotent groups

This question is related to my previous question: Relationship between the cohomology of a group and the cohomology of its associated Lie algebra. A group $G$ is ${\it residually \ torsion \ free \ ...
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Rational cohomology of p-adic general linear groups

I wanted to compute the cohomology ring $H^*(GL_n(\mathbb{Z}_p); \mathbb{Q}_p)$ (with $p$ fixed prime as usual). I found some incomplete notes stating that the computation should go as follows. First ...
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Abelian lie algebra homology

Let $\mathfrak g$ be an abelian Lie algebra over $\mathbb Z.$ We can consider its Lie-algebra homology, say as $\mathrm{Tor}^{U(\mathfrak g)}_*(\mathbb Z,\mathbb Z)$ and its group homology as $\mathrm{...
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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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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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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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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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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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A problem on 2 Lie (co)homology group and central extension

For a perfect Lie algebra $L$ over $C,$ the kernel of its universal central extension is isomorphic to $H_2(L,C),$ and its central extensions are in 1-1 correspondence to $H^2(L,C).$ Question (1): ...
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Regarding linear splitting of lie algebra morphism and their CE complexes

The main question here is to ask if anyone has ever seen/researched the map $\alpha$ below and get a reference regarding it. Also, if anyone tells me the equivalent conditions to $\alpha=0$, I would ...
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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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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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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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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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Sub Lie algebra noncohomologous to zero

Let $g$ be a Lie algebra and $h$ a subalgebra of $g$. The embedding $h\subset g$ induces a map on the cohomology groups $H^*(g)\to H^*(h)$. I want to determine whether this map is surjective. What are ...
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Exotic Chains for Group Homology of a Complex Lie Group

Related Question: Exotic Chains for Group Cohomology of a Complex Lie Group Let's take the group homology of a affine algebraic group over $\mathbb C$ (with its discrete topology). The natural free ...
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A Weyl invariance constructed from Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients.

Let $V$ and $\tilde{V}$ be irreducible representations of SU(N) with tensor decomposition: \begin{equation} V \otimes \tilde{V} = \bigoplus_i U_i \end{equation} \noindent were $U_i$ are also irreps ...
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sh Lie algebra cohomology

For sh Lie algebra cohomology, is there written anywhere a description of H^1(L;L) as sh derivations mod inner ones?
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Cohomology of Lie groups and Lie algebras

If the second cohomology of a Lie algerba $g$ is $H^2(g,Z)=Z$. Then what is the second cohomology of the direct product of $n$ copies of $g$? Is it $Z^n$? Can I think if this cohomology as an integral ...