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    • I created orbifold groupoids with some classes of groupoids whose elements I like to think of as ‘‘orbifold groupoids‘‘. It would be nice to have a discussion of the interelation of these classes there, too.

    • I thought it would be useful to supplement the entry operad with entries symmetric operad and planar operad, that amplify a bit more on the specifics of these respective flavors of the general notion, and that will allow us in other entries to link specifically to one of the two notions, when the choice is to be made explicit.

      So far I have written (only) an Idea-section at symmetric operad with some comments.

      To be expanded.

    • I have created a bunch of stub entries such as iterated loop space object with little non-redundant content for the moment. I am filling the k-monoidal table. Please bear with me for the time being, while I add stuff.

    • have created an entry k-monoidal table to be used for inclusion into the entries that it organizes (see for instance at infinite loop space).

      Will now create at least stubs for the missing links.

    • I have created an entry on the Steinberg group St(R)St(R) of a ring RR. The entry includes the Whitehead lemma.

    • Is the notion of local Kan extension in weak or infinity n-categories well defined. I know there is the infinity,1-case done by Lurie, but it is not local. I would define a Kan extension as the datum of a 1-morphism filling the usual diagram, with a 2-morphism that induces an equivalence of (n-2)-categories of morphisms between morphisms. You may do the same in the infinity,n case, if needed.

      Is there a better definition?

      The point is to define limits in weak n-categories using this. It is not simpler to define limit than to define Kan extensions.

      Are there finer notions of local extensions, that use more explicitely the higher category structure?
    • A new contribution
    • There is a strange glitch on this page: the geometric realization of a cubical set (see geometric realizationealization) below) tends to have the wrong homotopy type:

      That is what appears but is not a t all what the source looks like:

      the geometric realization of a cubical set (see [geometric realization](#geometric realization) below) tends to have the wrong homotopy type:

      What is going wrong and how can it be fixed?

      Another point : does anyone know anything about symmetric cubical sets?

    • I made some edits at classifying topos to correct what I thought were some inaccuracies. One is that simplicial sets classify interval objects, but offhand I didn’t see the exact notion of linear interval over at interval object that would make this a correct sentence. In any event, I went ahead and defined the notion of linear interval as a model of a specified geometric theory.

      The other is for local rings. I think when algebraic geometers refer to a sheaf of local rings, they refer to a sheaf of rings over a (sober) space all of whose stalks are local. I wasn’t sure that description would be kosher for a general (Grothendieck) topos EE since there may not be any “stalks” (i.e., points SetESet \to E) to refer to. In any case, it seems to me safer to give the geometric theory directly.

    • Matan Prezma kindly pointed out the he has an article with a correction to what used to be prop. 2 at model structure on cosimplicial simplicial sets. (One has to use restricted totalization instead of ordinary totalization.)

      I have corrected this and added the reference.

      I also added to the entry a remark that makes the relation to descent objects explicit. Right now this is remark 2.

    • How is Majid's bialgebra cohomology related to GS cohomology for bialgebras?

      I saw the recent paper by Shoikhet where GS cohomology is k-monoidally understood.

      Is there a similar understanding of Majid's cohomology?
    • I have created a stub entry for A. Suslin. Can someone add in the Russian original of his name please, as I do not know if the Wikipedia version is correct?

    • Some time ago, I split Cheng space from measurable space, but I never announced it here (nor removed if from the list of things to do at the latter). Note: Henry Cheng, not Eugenia Cheng.

    • I added a brief equivalence between two notions of characters of profinite groups that I spotted on MO.

    • I have created an entry Wu class.

      At the end I have also included an “Applications”-section with comments on Wu classes in the definition of higher Chern-Simons functionals. That eventually deserves to go in a dedicated entry, but for the moment I think it is good to have it there, as it is a major source of discussion of Wu structures in the maths literature, quite indepently of its role in physics.

    • I added links to the horizontal categorifications in group object and created groupoid object.

      In groupoid object in an (infinity,1)-category I read the conspicious statement: ”an internal ∞-group or internal ∞-groupoid may be defined as a group(oid) object internal to an (∞,1)-category C with pullbacks” - but this terminology seems to hinder distinguishing between them and ∞-groupoid objects in (∞,1)-categories.

    • After Mike’s post, scone was created. But I see at Freyd cover it says

      The Freyd cover of a category – sometimes known as the Sierpinski cone or “scone” – is a special case of Artin gluing

      Are they synonyms?

    • I am just hearing about the Alfsen-Shultz theorem about states on C*-algebras, so I started a stub to remind me. Still need to track down the reference and the details.

    • I went through locale and made some of the language consistent throughout the article. Also I added a new section, Subsidiary notions, to which I intend to add.

    • started a stub entry Toposes on the category (2-category) of all toposes. But nothing much there yet.

    • when creating a stub entry local Langlands conjectures I noticed that it has already become hard to know which entries on the Langlands program we already have. I always take this as a sign that a summary table of contents is called for. So I started

      Langlands correspondence – contents

      and added it as a “floating table of contents” to the relevant entries.

      (Even though all of these entries are still more or less stubs.)

    • I noticed that there was some wild formatting at building. I have tried to tame it a bit.

    • I have started a table of contents measure theory - contents and started adding it as a floating toc to the relevant entries

    • currently the bulk of the entry analytic geometry is occupied by a long section on “Holomorphic functions of several complex variables”. Should that not better be moved to some dedicated entry of its own? Any opinions?

    • I created branched manifold -linked from orbifold- with a definition from ”expanding attractors” by Robert F. Williams (1974) quoted in wikipedia. This description is -as it stands- not precisely compatible to that given in Dusa McDuffs ”Groupoids, Branched Manifolds and Multisections” which I am rather interested in. So I plan to comment on this as a side note in the -yet to be written-article orbifold groupoid.

    • New article: cofinality, with the basic case being the cofinality of a quasiorder as a collection of cardinal numbers, a variation as a collection of ordinal numbers (or equivalently an ordinal number), and an apparently separate case of the cofinality of a collection of cardinal numbers, all of these tied together and interpreted as a single cardinal number if one assumes the axiom of choice.

    • added to diffeomorphism group statements and references for the case of 3-manifolds (Smale conjecture etc.)

    • I was surprised to discover that we had no page finite (infinity,1)-limit yet, especially given that they are slightly subtle in relation to the 1-categorical version. So I made one.

    • From supercompact cardinal:


      Theorem: The existence of arbitrarily large supercompact cardinals implies the statement:

      Every absolute epireflective class of objects in a balanced accessible category is a small-orthogonality class.

      In other words, if LL is a reflective localization functor on a balanced accessible category such that the unit morphism XLXX \to L X is an epimorphism for all XX and the class of LL-local objects is defined by an absolute formula, then the existence of a suficciently large supercompact cardinal implies that LL is a localization with respect to some set of morphisms.

      This is in BagariaCasacubertaMathias

      Urs Schreiber: I am being told in prvivate communication that the assumption of epis can actually be dropped. A refined result is due out soon.


      does anyone know about this refined result?