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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2019

    added pointer to

    diff, v11, current

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2019

    I have added (here) the table of /2\mathbb{Z}/2-equivariant stable homotopy groups of spheres in low bi-degree from slide 18 of Dugger 08, summarizing Araki-Iriye 82.

    diff, v12, current

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2019

    I’m trying to figure out where in the table the group in this comment on yours fits. I don’t quite understand the description of the bigrading convention, since both the source and the target are smashes of spheres with sign reps, in the case you want.

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2019

    What happens to the RO(G)-grading idea with the move to global equivariance? Does Peter May’s warning that it is “not the thing most intrinsic to the mathematics” need to be heeded? Presumably something intrinsic is being a stable object in the kind of equivariant (,1)(\infty, 1)-topos being sought here.

    Then what is the ’logic’ of those motivic spectra?

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2019
    • (edited Mar 1st 2019)

    I’m trying to figure out where in the table the group in this comment on yours fits. I don’t quite understand the description of the bigrading convention, since both the source and the target are smashes of spheres with sign reps, in the case you want.

    Right, so degrees on the right appear as negatives of degrees on the left.

    So the stable class of a map

    S 5 sgnS 3+1 sgn S^{ 5_{sgn} } \longrightarrow S^{ 3 + 1_{sgn} }

    is an element which in Araki-Iriye’s convention is in π 4,3 S \pi^S_{ 4, -3 } with p=51=4p = 5 - 1 = 4 the net dimension of sign reps, and q=03=3q = 0 - 3 = -3 the net dimension of trivial reps.

    Hence in the table this is the entry (p+q,p)=(1,4)(p+q,p) = (1,4), where we have the equivariant stable homotopy group (/2) 2(\mathbb{Z}/2)^2. So at least after stabilization, the answer to my previous question is “No, there is no non-torsion stuff in that degree”.

    After I had written this question I realized that I had looked at this stuff in Araki-Iriye long ago already, then forgotten about it. But then I discovered this table by Dugger summarizing their results, which increases the usability by some orders of magnitude.

    This way I learned that I had been asking not quite the right question. What I wanted to see is in which RO(/2)RO(\mathbb{Z}/2)-degree of total dimension 4 we can see the charges of the MO5/M5-bound states, which turn out to be perfectly captured by the Cohomotopy of MO5-singularities in RO-degree 5 sgn5_{sgn}.

    To see this also in degree-4 Cohomotopy, subject to the constraint that orientation behaviour is respected, we find from the table now that we can either map S 5 sgn+1S 3 sgn+1S^{5_{sgn} + 1} \longrightarrow S^{ 3_{sgn} + 1 } or S 5 sgn+3S 1 sgn+3S^{5_{sgn} + 3} \longrightarrow S^{ 1_{sgn} + 3 } .

    (This is an equivariant analog to how the 4-sphere sees M2-brane charge a priori measured by S 7S^7, due to the fact that there is a non-torsion element S 7S 4S^7 \to S^4. What we see here is that/how equivariantly the 4-sphere sees further brane species this way, here the MO5/M5-bound system.)

    This may all sound mysterious. I’ll be trying to write it out comprehensively and cleanly.

    But will be busy the next days. Tomorrow flying back from family vacation across continents, then Domenico will be visiting for a week and we’ll be busy with another project, then I am flying to Pittsburgh for a week.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2019
    • (edited Mar 1st 2019)

    What happens to the RO(G)-grading idea with the move to global equivariance?

    Along the general lines laid out at orbifold cohomology and specifically the setup on slide 78 here I am looking at orbifolds 𝒳\mathcal{X} equipped with a faithful morphism to the delooping groupoid BPin(5) \mathbf{B} Pin(5)^\flat of the discrete group underlying Pin(5)Pin(5). Then equivariant cocycles are maps in the slice

    𝒳 S 4Pin(5) BPin(5) \array{ \mathcal{X} && \longrightarrow&& S^4\sslash Pin(5)^\flat \\ & \searrow && \swarrow \\ && \mathbf{B} Pin(5)^\flat }

    Now Pin(5) Pin(5)^{\flat} is of course not finite. But by 𝒳\mathcal{X} being an orbifold, we have that around any of its singularities, any given morphism on the left will factor through the inclusion (under B\mathbf{B}) of a finite subgroup GG of Pin(5)Pin(5). By pulling back along that inclusion in the above triangle diagram, we see then that in the vicinity of that singularity the “global” cocycle reduces to one in GG-equivariant cohomology.

    This took me a while to understand: That an orbifold regarded in the faithful slice in this fashion has attached to each of its singularities the further information of which “kind of charge” may be found inside this singularity, namely the choice of how the isotropy group of the singularity is to act on the coefficient 4-sphere.

    This is an effect of an aspect of “global” homotopy theory.

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2019

    Thanks, Urs. I will be free to focus more on this stuff in a week and a bit.

    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeMar 1st 2019

    Having been mired down in other things for a while, it’s great to revisit this story with all of its parts.

    You sent me to the one typo I saw

    Cohomotpy (slide 78)

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