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Products on MUmodules
 Trans. Amer. Math. Soc
, 1999
"... modules over highly structured ring spectra to give new constructions of MUmodules such as BP, K(n) and so on, which makes it much easier to analyse product structures on these spectra. Unfortunately, their construction only works in its simplest form for modules over MU [ 1] ∗ that are concentrated ..."
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modules over highly structured ring spectra to give new constructions of MUmodules such as BP, K(n) and so on, which makes it much easier to analyse product structures on these spectra. Unfortunately, their construction only works in its simplest form for modules over MU [ 1] ∗ that are concentrated in 2 degrees divisible by 4; this guarantees that various obstruction groups are trivial. We extend these results to the cases where 2 = 0 or the homotopy groups are allowed to be nonzero in all even degrees; in this context the obstruction groups are nontrivial. We shall show that there are never any obstructions to associativity, and that the obstructions to commutativity are given by a certain power operation; this was inspired by parallel results of Mironov in BaasSullivan theory. We use formal group theory to derive various formulae for this power operation, and deduce a number of results about realising 2local MU∗modules as MUmodules. 1.
Operads and Chain Rules for the Calculus of Functors
"... Abstract. We study the structure possessed by the Goodwillie derivatives of a pointed homotopy functor of based topological spaces. These derivatives naturally form a bimodule over the operad consisting of the derivatives of the identity functor. We then use these bimodule structures to give a chain ..."
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Abstract. We study the structure possessed by the Goodwillie derivatives of a pointed homotopy functor of based topological spaces. These derivatives naturally form a bimodule over the operad consisting of the derivatives of the identity functor. We then use these bimodule structures to give a chain rule for higher derivatives in the calculus of functors, extending that of Klein and Rognes. This chain rule expresses the derivatives of FG as a derived composition product of the derivatives of F and G over the derivatives of the identity. There are two main ingredients in our proofs. Firstly, we construct new models for the Goodwillie derivatives of functors of spectra. These models allow for natural composition maps that yield operad and module structures. Then, we use a cosimplicial cobar construction to transfer this structure to functors of topological spaces. A form of Koszul duality for operads of spectra plays a key role in this. In a landmark series of papers, [16], [17] and [18], Goodwillie outlines his ‘calculus of homotopy functors’. Let F: C → D (where C and D are each either Top ∗, the category of pointed topological spaces, or Spec, the category of spectra) be a pointed homotopy functor. One of the things that Goodwillie does is associate with F a sequence of spectra, which are called the derivatives of F.
Flexible sheaves
, 1996
"... This is an unfinished explanation of the notion of “flexible sheaf”, that is a homotopical notion of sheaf of topological spaces (homotopy types) over a site. See “Homotopy over the complex numbers and generalized de Rham cohomology ” (submitted to proceedings of the Taniguchi conference on vector b ..."
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This is an unfinished explanation of the notion of “flexible sheaf”, that is a homotopical notion of sheaf of topological spaces (homotopy types) over a site. See “Homotopy over the complex numbers and generalized de Rham cohomology ” (submitted to proceedings of the Taniguchi conference on vector bundles, preprint of Toulouse 3, and also available at my homepage 2) for a more detailed introduction, and also for a further development of the ideas presented here. The present paper was finished in December 1993 while I was visiting MIT. Since writing this, I have realized that the theory sketched here is essentially equivalent to JardineIllusie’s theory of presheaves of topological spaces (although they talk about presheaves of simplicial sets which is the same thing). This is the point of view adopted in “Homotopy over the complex numbers and generalized de Rham cohomology”. 1 Added in August 1996: I am finally sending this to “Duke eprints ” because it now seems that there may be several useful features of the treatment given here. First of all, the direct construction of the homotopysheafification (by doing a certain operation n+2 times) seems to be useful, for example I need
Morita theory in stable homotopy theory
, 2004
"... We discuss an analogue of Morita theory for ring spectra, a thickening of the category of rings inspired by stable homotopy theory. This follows work by Rickard and Keller on Morita theory for derived categories. We also discuss two results for derived equivalences of DGAs which show they differ fr ..."
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We discuss an analogue of Morita theory for ring spectra, a thickening of the category of rings inspired by stable homotopy theory. This follows work by Rickard and Keller on Morita theory for derived categories. We also discuss two results for derived equivalences of DGAs which show they differ from derived equivalences of rings.
Units of ring spectra and Thom spectra
"... Abstract. We review and extend the theory of Thom spectra and the associated obstruction theory for orientations. Specifically, we show that for an E ∞ ring spectrum A, the classical construction of gl1A, the spectrum of units, is the right adjoint of the functor To a map of spectra Σ ∞ + Ω ∞ : ho(c ..."
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Abstract. We review and extend the theory of Thom spectra and the associated obstruction theory for orientations. Specifically, we show that for an E ∞ ring spectrum A, the classical construction of gl1A, the spectrum of units, is the right adjoint of the functor To a map of spectra Σ ∞ + Ω ∞ : ho(connective spectra) → ho(E ∞ ring spectra). f: b → bgl1A, we associate an E ∞ Aalgebra Thom spectrum Mf, which admits an E ∞ Aalgebra map to R if and only if the composition b → bgl1A → bgl1R is null; the classical case developed by [MQRT77] arises when A is the sphere spectrum. We develop the analogous theory for A ∞ ring spectra. If A is an A ∞ ring spectrum, then to a map of spaces f: B → BGL1A we associate an Amodule Thom spectrum Mf, which admits an Rorientation if and only if
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s002080000165 Smodules and symmetric spectra
, 2000
"... has a symmetric monoidal smash product which allows the definition of ring spectra ‘up to homotopy’. In recent years there was an increasing interest in more refined notions of ring spectra which are associative (and possibly commutative) ..."
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has a symmetric monoidal smash product which allows the definition of ring spectra ‘up to homotopy’. In recent years there was an increasing interest in more refined notions of ring spectra which are associative (and possibly commutative)
Contents
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"... Abstract. E ∞ ring spectra were defined in 1972, but the term has since acquired several alternative meanings. The same is true of several related terms. The new formulations are not always known to be equivalent to the old ones and even when they are, the notion of “equivalence ” needs discussion: ..."
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Abstract. E ∞ ring spectra were defined in 1972, but the term has since acquired several alternative meanings. The same is true of several related terms. The new formulations are not always known to be equivalent to the old ones and even when they are, the notion of “equivalence ” needs discussion: Quillen equivalent categories can be quite seriously inequivalent. Part of the confusion stems from a gap in the modern resurgence of interest in E ∞ structures. E∞ ring spaces were also defined in 1972 and have never been redefined. They were central to the early applications and they tie in implicitly to modern applications. We summarize the relationships between the old notions and various new ones, explaining what is and is not known. We take the opportunity to rework and modernize many of the early results. New proofs and perspectives are sprinkled throughout.