Title: Modeling Stable One-Types
Speaker: Niles Johnson
Speaker Info: University of Georgia, Athens
It is a classical result that groupoids model homotopy 1-types, in the sense that there is an equivalence between the homotopy categories, via the classifying space and fundamental groupoid functors. We extend this to stable homotopy 1-types and Picard groupoids.Date: Monday, March 5, 2012
Using an algebraic description of Picard groupoids, we give a model for the Postnikov invariant of a stable 1-type and describe the action of the truncated sphere spectrum in these terms. We relate this data to exact sequences of Picard groupoids developed by Vitale, constructing a model for the homotopy cofiber of a map of stable 1-types. This is joint work with Angélica Osorno.