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Oberseminar Geometrie: "Searching for duals of higher VB-groupoids" by Stefano Ronchi (Würzburg)

Searching for duals of higher VB-groupoids
Date: 05/18/2022, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Category: Veranstaltung
Location: Hubland Nord, Geb. 31
Speaker: Stefano Ronchi

A VB-n-groupoid is an n-groupoid (as a simplicial object satisfying Kan conditions) in the category of vector bundles. It is known that VB-1-groupoids are in correspondence, up to non-canonical isomorphism, with 2-term representations up to homotopy of Lie groupoids. On one hand, this reduces to the classical Dold-Kan correspondence when restricting to representations of the point groupoid, and on the other, it can be generalized to a statement about higher VB-groupoids and representations up to homotopy of higher Lie groupoids. In this talk I will show how this approach can help in defining dual objects for VB-n-groupoids, focusing on the case of n=2, and the main difficulties that appear when passing from the n=1 case to the n=2 case. I will present a possible solution in the case of VB-2-groupoids over the point and provide motivation of why this search is worthwhile. This is based on joint work with Miquel Cueca and Chenchang Zhu.