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Functoriality conjectures on the slice filtration

Voevodsky wrote on his paper "Open Problems in the Motivic Stable Homotopy Theory, I" that Three other groups of conjectures in motivic homotopy theory, not included in to this paper, seem ...
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Localization with or without transfers

Let $Sh_{Nis}^{tr}$ be the category of Nisnevich sheaves with transfers of abelian groups over a perfect field. Let $u\colon Sh_{Nis}^{tr}\to Sh_{Nis}$ be the functor “forget transfers” and let $h_0^{\...
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Stable $\infty$-category of motives

In nLab motive, it defines the derived category of motives as the full sub-$\infty$-category of the $\infty$-category of functors $\mathop{\mathrm{Fun}}(\mathrm{Cor}_k^{\mathrm{op}}, \mathcal S)$ ...
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Nisnevich topology inspired by Adeles

I'm quite a newbe in the field of motives & A1 homotopy theory, so please forgive me if the question is too elementary: In the intro from wikipedia on Nisnevish topology is remarked that it's ...
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A basic computation with spectra

Let $\mathbb{E}=\big(E_n, \sigma_n\colon T\wedge E_n\to E_{n+1}\big)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be a $T$-spectrum, either in the topological setting (with $T=S^1$) or in the algebraic setting (with $T=\mathbb{...
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$G$-torsor over $\mathbb{A}^1_S$ where characteristic of $S$ does not divide $|G|$

I am reading the paper $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy theory of schemes by Morel and Voevodsky from 1999. There is a proposition saying that Let $G$ be a finite étale group scheme over $S$ of order prime to ...
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Inverting objects in a symmetric monoidal category

In Voevodsky’s ICM address: https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/matnat/math/MAT9580/v18/documents/voevodsky-a1-homotopy-theory-icm-1998.pdf In theorem 4.3 it is claimed that given a symmetric monoidal ...
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$\mathbf{A}^1$-invariance of Brauer groups and $H^2_{\mathrm{et}}(-;\mathbb{G}_m)$

The $\mathbf{A}^1$-invariance of vector bundles have been discussed in, for example, this paper by Asok, Hoyois and Wendt. This of course implies storng $\mathbf{A}^1$-invariance results for the first ...
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Non-examples of mixed Tate motives

I was trying to find examples of schemes (preferably smooth) over $\mathbb{C}$ which have motives that aren't mixed Tate. I wasn't able to come up with anything or find an argument that's been written ...
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A fibration is a map which has the right lifting property with respect to injections that are weak equivalences

As mentioned in Motivic Homotopy Theory, an alternative criterion for $X\rightarrow Y$ to be a fibration is that the diagram $$\require{AMScd} \begin{CD} A @>>> X;\\ @VV{i}V @VVV \\ B @>&...
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The multiplicativity of the (complex) geometric realization of motivic cohomology

Consider the (complex) geometric realization of the motivic cohomology theory on simplicial presheaves over complex smooth schemes, which is a functorial homomorphism of $R$-modules, where $R$ is the ...
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(Algebraic) cobordism and the rank function

I write the question for algebraic cobordism but I have the analogue question for classic cobordism. The spectrum representing algebraic cobordism $$ \mathbf{MGL}=(*, \mathrm{Th}(1) , \ldots , \mathrm{...
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$\pi_0^{\mathbb{A}^1}(\mathbb{A}^m-0/\mu_n)\simeq\mathbb{G}_m/\mathbb{G}_m^n$

I have been reading Asok and Doran - $\mathbb A^1$-homotopy groups, excision, and solvable quotients. In the Example 2.17, page 1155, there is a claim that for $m>1$ and $n\geq 1$, $\pi_0^{\mathbb{...
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$\mathbb{A}^1$ connectedness of open subsets of $\mathbb{A}^n$

Let $k$ be an infinite field. There is a claim in the article Remark 2.16, page 1155, that if $U\subset \mathbb{A}^n_k$ is an open subset such that the complement of $U$ in $\mathbb{A}^n_k$ is of ...
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Is this etale motivic or motivic cohomology?

I am trying to reconcile my understanding of motivic cohomology (based on the Lecture Notes by Mazza-Voevodsky-Weibel) with the homotopic point of view. I am currently struggling to answer this ...
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Universal six-functor formalism on an $\infty$-category

In the article The Universal Six-Functor Formalism by Brad Drew and Martin Gallauer it is proved that for an ordinary category $S$ with a wide subcategory $P$ of 'smooth morphisms' containing all ...
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Representable cohomology theories in motivic homotopy theory

I am reading Mazza's, Voevodsky's and Weibel's book Lecture Notes on Motivic Cohomology and have grown curious about the following question: Which cohomology theories on $Sm/k$ are representable, i.e. ...
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Bigraded endomorphisms of the motivic sphere over a field

In An introduction to $\mathbb A^1$-homotopy theory ([1]) and On the motivic $\pi_0$ of the sphere spectrum ([2]) Morel describes a computation of $\bigoplus_{n\in \mathbb Z} [S^0, \mathbb G_m^{\wedge ...
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What's motivic about $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy theory? What's motivic about correspondences?

I come today to mathoverflow to showcase some genuine confusion about the motivic world. I want to ask some questions before actually starting to study the subject, to build some sense of direction. I ...
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Topological realization of fiber sequences of motivic spaces

Consider the realization functor $t^{\mathbb{C}}:H^{mot}\to H^{top}$ from the unstable motivic homotopy category with base field $\mathbb{C}$ to the homotopy category of topological spaces. In this ...
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A class in the motivic cohomology group $H^{0,1}(\operatorname{Spec}k;\mathbb{Z}/p)$

In the following paper N. Yagita, Examples for the Mod p Motivic Cohomology of Classifying Spaces, on the first page, below display (1.1), it says "It is known that there is an element $\tau\in H^...
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Loop spaces of motivic Eilenberg-Mac Lane spaces

Consider the unstable $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy category (say over $\mathbb{C}$). By the loop space $\Omega X$ of an object $X$, we mean the homotopy fiber of $pt\to X$. For an abelian group A and the ...
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Descent and Chow groups

One of the features of the $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy theory is the existence of the motivic Eilenberg-MacLane space $K(\mathbb{Z}(n),2n)$ such that for $k$-schemes $X$, we have $$[X,K(\mathbb{Z}(n),2n)]\...
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Is there an exponential map in $\mathbb A^1$ homotopy theory?

Let $k$ be a field, and let $Z \subset X$ be a smooth subscheme of a smooth scheme $X$. When $k = \mathbb C$, there is a distinguished isotopy class of (topological) open embeddings $N_Z \to X$. In ...
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Suspension Theorem in $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy

In algebraic topology, the suspension theorem tells us that for a topological space $X$, we have $$\tilde{H}^n(X,F)\cong \tilde{H}^{n+k}(S^k\wedge X,F).$$ So I'm wondering if this has an analogue in ...
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Stalk of motivic homotopy sheaves

In contrast to "classical" homotopy theory, in the motivic homotopy theory, we don't have homotopy group but rather homotopy sheaves in the Nisnevich topology, which is associated to the ...
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Whitehead Theorem in $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy theory

I'm reading "UNSTABLE MOTIVIC HOMOTOPY THEORY" by Kirsten Wickelgren and Ben Williams (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1902.08857.pdf). There they have a version of Whitehead's Theorem, namely Prop ...
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Relation between $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy theory and derived algebraic geometry [duplicate]

I've often heard that one of the benefits of derived algebraic geometry, next to a cleaner intersection theory, is that "provides natural settings " for the $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy theory (...
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Preserves naively $\mathbb{A}^{1}$-homotopic maps

I've been studying $\mathbb{A}^{1}$-homotopy recently and would like some guidance with the question below. Thank you so much. Setup Fix $k$ a field of characteristic zero. Let $Sm_{k}$ denote the ...
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Does Merkurjev's argument help Voevodsky's program?

In the talk Unimath - its present and its future, July 10, 2017. Video and slides of a talk, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge. (abstract) Voevodsky mentioned that he was ...
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What is the fibrant replacement of an Eilenberg-MacLane space in unstable motivic homotopy theory?

One can take an Eilenberg-MacLane space $K(A, n)$ for some abelian group $A$, and view it as (locally) constant simplicial sheaf on $Sch/k$, the category of schemes, or smooth schemes, over a field $k$...
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Filtrations of motivic spectral sequences

I had a general question about motivic spectral sequences. In order to derive them we first begin with a filtration of the algebraic $K$-theory spectra. Something like this $\cdots \rightarrow W^2(X)\...
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Direct image and infinite suspension

I have a basic doubt regarding infinite suspension functor and the direct image. I write it for schemes but I guess it works the same for the topological setting so I welcome answers also from the ...
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Grayson filtration and weight filtration

I had a question that might be well-known but I'm not sure where to find it. Grayson defined a filtration on the algebraic $K$-theory of affine regular rings via commuting automorphisms which you can ...
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Dimension of $\ell$-adic Eilenberg-Maclane space

I'm currently studying the $\ell$-adic cohomology functor, i.e. the functor $$F:X \rightarrow H^i_{ét}(X,\mathbb{Q}_{\ell}).$$ In some sense, this is a representable functor, i.e. there exists an $\...
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Is the $\mathbb A^1$ homotopy type of a punctured curve independent of the choice of puncture?

Let $C$ be a smooth connected algebraic curve over $\mathbb C$. Assume that $C$ admits no automorphisms. Let $p_1, p_2 \in C$ be two distinct points. Question: Are the $\mathbb A^1$ homotopy ...
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Could a motivic spectrum have a "zeta function"?

I'm currently learning about zeta functions, so I apologize in advance if this is riddled with nonsense. Suppose you have a sequence $E=(E_0,E_1,...)$ of motivic spaces along with structure maps $s_i:\...
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Infinite loop space of ring spectra: the cup product

I have a basic question on homotopy theory, and I would welcome answers or references both from the classic and the motivic context of homotopy theory. Let $\mathbb{E}=(E_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be an ...
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Is the motivic homotopy spectrum of Hermitian K-theory $\eta$-complete?

Theorem 1.2 of the paper "The motivic Hopf map solves the homotopy limit problem for K-theory" (see https://elibm.org/article/10011880) says that (under certain assumptions on the base field) the ...
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Example of a non-strongly $A^1$ invariant sheaf of groups

A Nisnevich sheaf of groups is called strongly $A^1$-invariant if its classifying space $BG$ is $A^1$-invariant. I would like an example that is $A^1$ invariant but not strongly $A^1$-invariant for an ...
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Homotopy pullback of $\mathbb{A}^1$-projections in the Nisnevich localization

Let $L_{Nis}(sPre(Sm_S))$ be the Nisnevich localization of the category of simplicial presheaves, how to see that whether $\mathbb{A}^1$-projections $\mathbb{A}^1\times_S X\to X$ are closed under ...
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Fibrant objects in Bousfield localization of homotopy pullback closure of Nisnevich hypercovers

Let $M$ be a model topos and $S$ a set of morphisms, there exists a set of morphism $\bar{S}$ which is generated by the $S$-local equivalences which is closed under homotopy pullbacks in $M$. Suppose ...
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Basic question on the cobordism spectrum

I am reading a little about cobordism and I have a basic question, which makes sense both in the topological and motivic setting. Let $\mathrm{Gr}_{n,\infty}$ denote the infinite $n$-Grassmanian and ...
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Model category structure on spectra

I have a concrete question for the algebraic category of spectra, but if there is an answer for its topological analogue I would be interested in it. Let $S$ be a finite dimensional Noetherian scheme ...
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K(1)-localization and homotopy fixed points in motivic homotopy theory

It is known in classical stable homotopy theory that there is an equivalence $$ L_{K(1)}S\simeq KU^{h\mathbb{Z}_p^\times} $$ which gives an especially convenient way to compute the K(1)-local sphere....
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Motivic cohomology of $n$-sphere

All motivic cohomology groups are taken with $\mu_2$ coefficient and $k$ has characteristic different from $2$. Consider the affine variety $X$ with coordinate ring $k[x_1,\ldots,x_n]/(x_1^2+\ldots + ...
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Unstable and stable looping and delooping

I have some basic questions on the relation of looping and delooping in the stable and unstable homotopy categories. I state them it in the motivic setting, but if somebody has an answer for an ...
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Are there non trivial maps from $H\mathbb{Z}$ to $MGL$?

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $0$. Let us denote by $\mathbf{1}_{k}$ the sphere spectrum. Let $MGL$ be the algebraic cobordism spectrum. We have the following diagram $$H\mathbb{Z}\...
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Why is Voevodsky's motivic homotopy theory 'the right' approach?

Morel and Voevoedsky developed what is now called motivic homotopy theory, which aims to apply techniques of algebraic topology to algebraic varieties and, more generally, to schemes. A simple way of ...
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Motivic cohomology is universal with respect to what (co)homology theories?

I have been told several times, at least implicitly, that motivic cohomology should be universal with respect to Bloch-Ogus cohomology theories. Is it proved somewhere or is it just some folk theorem? ...
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