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    • I intend to considerbly expand the story at Atiyah Lie groupoid. But this afternoon I didn't get as far as I intended to, and now I have to quit and visit my parents. So this is to be continued. But so far I did this:

    • I worked on polishing

      Towards Higher Categories

      on John Baez's web. I

      • added hyperlinks to all the names appearing

      • turned the remaining "infininty"s to "oo"s

      I was almost done when the Lab broke down, though, it seems. Currently the server does not respond.

    • Added to the Idea section at space and quantity a short paragraph with pointers to the (oo,1)-categorical realizations. (Parallel to the blog discussion here)

    • no, I didn't create an entry with that title.

      but I added to n-fibration a brief link, though, to the concept that is currently described at Cartesian fibration, which models Grothendieck fibrations of (oo,1)-categories.

      This here is mainly to remind me that there is need to polish and reorganize the nLab entries on higher fibrations into something more coherent.

    • This comment is invalid XHTML+MathML+SVG; displaying source. <div> <p>created <a href="">nonabelian group cohomology</a></p> <p>the secret title of this entry is "Schreier theory done right". (where "right" is right from the <a href="">nPOV</a>)</p> <p>this is the first part of the answer to</p> <blockquote> What is going on at <a href="">nonabelian Lie algebra cohomology</a>? </blockquote> <p>The second part of the answer is the statement:</p> <blockquote> The same. </blockquote> <p>;-)</p> <p>I'll expand on that eventually.</p> </div>
    • I've started a page an elementary treatment of Hilbert spaces. The intention is to see how much of (simple) Hilbert space theory can be done without using the phrases "As a Hilbert space is a normed vector space ..." or "As a Hilbert space is a metric space ...".

      I haven't gotten very far yet, as can be seen! Also, it's not intended to be Deep Mathematics (there's a mild centipedal justification on the page) but just playing with some ideas and trying to see what a Hilbert space really is.

    • I fixed a bunch of broken links on the lab just now. In case anybody is wondering what all of those edits were.

    • I have just made links to all of the contentful orphaned paged on the main nLab web. However, they may still be walled gardens; Instiki doesn't find those automatically.

      In general, when you create a new page, it's a good idea to create a link to it from some existing page on a more general topic. (The links that I just made may not have been the best!) That way, it's more likely that people will actually find their way to your new page.

    • I wanted to start expanding on the big story at nonabelian Lie algebra cohomology, but then found myself wanting to polish first a bit further the background material.

      I came to think that it is about time to collect our stuff on "oo-Lie theory".

      So I created a floating table of contents

      and added it to most of the relevant entries.

      This toc is based on the one on my personal web here -- but much larger now -- and still contains some links to my web, where I am trying to develop the full story. If anyone feels ill-at-ease with these links to my personal web, let me know.

    • considerably expanded the entry strict 2-group.

      • Apart from adding an introductory discussion, and expanding the list of examples, in particular by adding that of automorphism 2-groups ...

      • ... I in particular give the detailed translation prescription for how to encode a 2-group by a crossed module at In terms of crossed modules

      This is to eventually serve as a supplement to the discussion at nonabelian group cohomology. So I spent some energy on disentangling the four different (though isomorphic) ways a crossed module gives rise to a 2-group (following my article with David Roberts).

    • I created [[Riemann surface]] and [[Myers-Steenrod theorem]].

    • created quick stub for framed bicategory

      but my machine's battery will die any second now...

    • It looked to me like Urs hit Ctrl-V instead of Ctrl-C there, so I rolled back, but now Urs is editing again, so probably he's just doing something that I interrupted. Since I can't leave a note there now, I'll leave one here: I won't interfere again, Urs.

    • added to (infinity,1)-operad the definition/proposition of the model structure for the category of (oo,1)-categories of operations here

    • I added to vertical categorification the comments that I'd made at MathOverflow, as Urs has requested. I'm not sure that I'm happy with where I put them and how I labelled them, but maybe it's better if other people judge that.

    • Added some more to the ongoing discussion about composition at evil.

    • I'd like to add the following "shape" to :

      The limit of the identity functor Id: C --> C is the initial object of C (it it exists).
    • I've added the latest, almost complete, draft of my thesis to my personal web - go via David Roberts. Comments on introduction are welcome, if you feel so inclined. Just put them on David Roberts.

      On a related note, is it quite legitimate to post updates on personal webs here? (Now that I've already done it)

      David Roberts
    • I edited Trimble n-category:

      • added table of contents

      • added hyperlinks

      • moved the query boxes that seemed to contain closed discussion to the bottom. I kept the query box where I ask for a section about category theory for Trimble n-categories, but maybe we want to remove that, too. Todd has more on this on his personal web.

    • Edited the page category theory. Mostly about that certain presheaves are the same as categories and the long discussion at the end with an idea how to solve my problem about CW-complexes. Removed precursors link since there is nothing about them in nLab. This new logging is a bit confusing and harder to read.