Group Actions and Cogroup Coactions in Simplicial Sheaves

Geometry Topology Seminar
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skile 114
Georgia Tech

Please note different day and room.

In this talk, I will describe joint work with Maximilien Péroux on understanding Koszul duality in ∞-topoi. An ∞-topos is a particularly well behaved higher category that behaves like the category of compactly generated spaces. Particularly interesting examples of ∞-topoi are categories of simplicial sheaves on Grothendieck topologies. The main theorem of this work is that given a group object G of an ∞-topos, there is an equivalence of categories between the category of G-modules in that topos and the category of BG-comodules, where BG is the classifying object for G-torsors. In particular, given any pointed space X, the space of loops on X, denoted ΩX, can be lifted to a group object of any ∞-topos, so if X is in addition a connected space, there is an equivalence between objects of any ∞-topos with an ΩX-action, and objects with an X-coaction (where X is a coalgebra via the usual diagonal map). This is a generalization of the classical equivalence between G-spaces and spaces over BG for G a topological group.