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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2014
    • (edited Apr 3rd 2014)

    added an Idea-section to Mackey functor (which used to be just a list of references). Also added more references.

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2014
    • (edited Apr 15th 2014)

    Clark Barwick’s characterization almost says that GG-equivariant spectra form a dependent linear homotopy type theory over finite GG-sets. What is missing is the Frobenius reciprocity condition. Is it automatic? Or else what would imposing it imply?

    (Just a quick thought,I haven’t really tried to follow it through yet. Have to go offline now, too.)

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2014

    The base category is his A effA^{\eff}?


    twisted generalized cohomology theory is ∞-categorical semantics of linear homotopy type theory,

    and if twisted generalized cohomology theory is the cohomology intrinsic to a tangent (infty,1)(infty, 1)-category, your claim suggests we should be finding such constructions in Barwick’s paper?

    I see there’s excisive approximation going on in section 7.

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2014
    • (edited Apr 16th 2014)

    I’ll get back to this a little later to day when I have something else out of the way.

    Meanwhile I changed my mind, maybe it’s better to regard this as being not about the pre-quantum data, but about the quantum data. I suppose we can say something like: take the \infty-category of1d-cobordisms with codimension 1-defects parameterized by G-sets and codimension 0-defects parameterized by correspondences of such. Then a GG-spectrum is a symmetric monoidal \infty-functor from that to SpectraSpectra.

    Regarded as spectral “sheaves with transfer” this way would make us ask for the corresponding “motivic Galois group” that makes this a category of modules. And Schwede-Shipley tell us that and how this indeed exists.

    But instead of brainstorming here, I should actually read the article first in more detail. After I got something else out of the way…

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2017

    So the idea of a Mackey functor came from induced and restricted representations. The Mackey formula becomes one of the conditions (the Mackey axiom) in Green’s definition (here).

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2017
    • (edited Aug 7th 2017)

    Regarding Urs’s query in #2, isn’t this the difference between a Green functor and a Mackey functor? A Green functor (here) is a Mackey functor with some extra structure, including Frobenius relations.

    Barwick’s follow-up paper

    • C. Barwick, S. Glasman, J. Shah, Spectral Mackey functors and equivariant algebraic K-theory (II), arXiv:1505.03098

    deals with spectral Green functors, so may be what you want.

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2017

    Thanks! That’s very interesting.

    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2017

    I came across

    In the GG-equivariant context for a finite group GG, the role of abelian groups in non-equivariant algebra is played by Mackey functors. The category of Mackey functors is a closed symmetric monoidal category with symmetric monoidal product, the box product. In addition to the expected generalization of commutative rings to simply commutative monoids for the box product, there is a poset of generalizations of the notion of commutative rings to the GG-equivariant context: the incomplete Tambara functors. These interpolate between Green functors, the ordinary commutative monoids for the box product, and Tambara functors. The distinguishing feature for [incomplete] Tambara functors is the presence of certain multiplicative transfer maps, called norm maps. For a Green functor, we have no norm maps; for a Tambara functor, we have norm maps for any pair of subgroups HKH \subset K of GG.

    So I’ve added that to Tambara functor, and begun Green functor.

    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorMarc Hoyois
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2017

    @Urs If by Frobenius reciprocity you mean that f !(Af *(B))f !(A)Bf_!(A\otimes f^*(B)) \simeq f_!(A)\otimes B for ff a map between finite GG-sets, this certainly holds for equivariant spectra (ultimately because it holds for Fin /() GFin^G_{/(-)}). In fact the functor SH G:(Fin G) opCAlg(Cat )SH^G: (Fin^G)^{op} \to CAlg(Cat_\infty) is a “linear type theory with Beck-Chevalley condition” in the sense of dependent linear type theory. You can also put all finite groups together FinGpd opCAlg(Cat )FinGpd^{op} \to CAlg(Cat_\infty), this has all the same properties except that f !f_! only exists when ff is 00-truncated (i.e., a covering map).

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2017

    Thanks for the input. My question in #1 is from over three years back. Right now I am too occupied with other things to get back to this. If you care, you should record what is worth recording on some nnLab page.

    • CommentRowNumber11.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2017

    Perhaps this would slot in models and examples.

    I wonder if someone could think up a general (and generalisable) result to prove with linear HoTT to rival Blakers-Massey proved in ordinary HoTT.

    • CommentRowNumber12.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2017

    Perhaps this would slot in models and examples.


    • CommentRowNumber13.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2017
    • (edited Aug 9th 2017)

    Ok, so I’d need to know what this is:

    the functor SH G:(Fin G) opCAlg(Cat )SH^G: (Fin^G)^{op} \to CAlg(Cat_\infty)

    The codomain is commutative algebra objects in (,1)(\infty, 1)-categories (or symmetric monoidal (,1)(\infty, 1)-categories)?

    So what is SH GSH^G?

    • CommentRowNumber14.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2017

    This is for “Stable Homotopy theory of GG-equivariant spectra”, i.e. symmetric monoidal \infty-category (under smash product) of genuine GG-spectra.

    • CommentRowNumber15.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2017

    Ok, have at least mentioned it here, but as yet no fulfilment of the promise

    For each example we also spell out some of the abstract constructions

    • CommentRowNumber16.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2017
    • (edited Aug 10th 2017)

    So this is an example of those GG-\infty-categories, discussed in that program – Parametrized Higher Category Theory and Higher Algebra – I tried to start a conversation on.

    The GG-\infty-category Sp̲ G\underline{Sp}^G of GG-spectra - whose value on an orbit G/HG/H is the \infty-category Sp HSp^H of genuine HH-spectra… (p. 5 of the General Introduction)

    So I wonder if their TT-\infty-categories can provide more models for linear HoTT.

    For any orbital ∞-category TT, we have a corresponding ∞-category Sp TSp^T (even TT-∞-category) of TT-spectra, which under our algebro-geometric analogy corresponds roughly to an ∞-category of “quasicoherent sheaves on TT.”

    This orbital property is

    one requires the analogue of the Mackey decomposition theorem in T (“T is orbital”)

    • CommentRowNumber17.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2017

    So Marc’s generalization above in #9 is their example 8 of that introduction:

    The 2-category Γ\Gamma of finite connected groupoids and covering maps is atomic orbital. The corresponding homotopy theory of Γ\Gamma-spectra is a variant of Stefan Schwede’s global equivariant homotopy theory

    • CommentRowNumber18.
    • CommentAuthorMarc Hoyois
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2017

    Right, the value of the functor FinGpd opCAlg(Cat )FinGpd^{op} \to CAlg(Cat_\infty) on a finite groupoid XX are spectral Mackey functors on FinGpd/XFinGpd/X, aka spectra parametrized by the orbital category Γ/X\Gamma/X, this being the usual ∞-category of GG-spectra when X=BGX=BG.

    That’s not global homotopy theory though. Global homotopy theory is what you get when you allow arbitrary maps between groupoids, not just covering maps: a global space (for finite groups) is a finite-product-preserving presheaf on the (2,1)-category of finite groupoids.

    • CommentRowNumber19.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2017


    That example 8 continues:

    To get exactly Schwede’s global equivariant homotopy theory (for finite groups) in our framework requires a larger orbital \infty-category of finite connected groupoids equipped with an incompleteness class.

    That latter construction seems to be about restricting transfer maps

    to place limits on the classes of transfers that exist in the corresponding \infty-category of spectra.

    I wonder what this does to the Beck-Chevalley condition.

    • CommentRowNumber20.
    • CommentAuthorMarc Hoyois
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2017

    Ah I see, I should have looked at the paper!

    I’m not sure how to translate Schwede’s global spectra in terms of Mackey functors. I’m guessing what they have in mind is that global spectra are spectral presheaves on connected finite groupoids with transfers only along covering maps, as opposed to all maps. The BC condition would still be encoded by the corresponding category of spans.

    • CommentRowNumber21.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2018

    Added an article which categorifies Mackey functors:

    • Paul Balmer, Ivo Dell’Ambrogio, Mackey 2-functors and Mackey 2-motives, (arXiv:1808.04902)

    diff, v29, current

    • CommentRowNumber22.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2018

    added pointer to

    (and will add this also to geometric fixed point spectrum)

    Has this been published, meanwhile?

    diff, v37, current

    • CommentRowNumber23.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2018

    added pointer to

    Prodded by this, I gave the References-section subsections, one for “Plain Mackey functors”, then one for “Spectral Mackey functors” and the latter with further sub-sections, currently for application in equivariant homotopy theory and in Goodwillie calculus.

    diff, v38, current

    • CommentRowNumber24.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2019

    added publication data for

    But in doing so I realize that I forget why I (if it was me) listed this article under sources for GG-spectra in terms of spectral Mackey functors. Scanning it now, I don’t see any mentioning of this perspective except in a brief mentioning of Guillou-May 11. So maybe I should remove this reference here.

    diff, v40, current

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