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This paper presents a description of the fourth dimension quotient, using the theory of limits of functors from the category of free presentations of a given group to the category of abelian groups. A functorial description of a quotient of the third Fox subgroup is given and, as a consequence, an identification (not involving an isolator) of the third Fox subgroup is obtained. It is shown that the limit over the category of free representations of the third Fox quotient represents the composite of two derived quadratic functors. Read More


Calculi of string diagrams are increasingly used to present the syntax and algebraic structure of various families of circuits, including signal flow graphs, electrical circuits and quantum processes. In many such approaches, the semantic interpretation for diagrams is given in terms of relations or corelations (generalised equivalence relations) of some kind. In this paper we show how semantic categories of both relations and corelations can be characterised as colimits of simpler categories. Read More


We prove existence results for small presentations of model categories generalizing a theorem of D. Dugger from combinatorial model categories to more general model categories. Some of these results are shown under the assumption of Vop\v{e}nka's principle. Read More


We attach buildings to modular lattices and use them to develop a metric approach to Harder-Narasimhan filtrations. Switching back to a categorical framework, we establish an abstract numerical criterion for the compatibility of these filtrations with tensor products. We finally verify our criterion in three cases, one of which is new. Read More


We extend the Weil representation of infinite-dimensional symplectic group to a representation a certain category of linear relations. Read More


We prove that the category of trees $\Omega$ is a test category in the sense of Grothendieck. This implies that the category of dendroidal sets is endowed with the structure of a model category Quillen-equivalent to spaces. We show that this model category structure, up to a change of cofibrations, can be obtained as an explicit left Bousfield localisation of the operadic model category structure. Read More


We compute the group of braided tensor autoequivalences and the Brauer-Picard group of the representation category of the small quantum group $\mathfrak{u}_q(\mathfrak{g})$, where $q$ is a root of unity. Read More


Given the pair of a dualizing $k$-variety and its functorially finite subcategory, we show that there exists a recollement consisting of their functor categories of finitely presented objects. We provide several applications for Auslander's formulas: The first one realizes a module category as a Serre quotient of a suitable functor category. The second one shows a close connection between Auslander-Bridger sequences and recollements. Read More


In this article we analyze morphisms of homogeneous and mixed distributive laws as well as liftings of parametric adjunctions with a 2-adjunction of the type $Adj$-$Mnd$. In order to do so, we check the definition of adjoint objects in the 2-category of adjunctions and in the 2-category of monads for $Cat$. We finalize the article with the application of the obtained results on current categorical characterization of Hopf Monads. Read More


Building upon Hovey's work on Smith ideals for monoids, we develop a homotopy theory of Smith ideals for general operads in a symmetric monoidal category. For a sufficiently nice stable monoidal model category and an operad satisfying a cofibrancy condition, we show that there is a Quillen equivalence between a model structure on Smith ideals and a model structure on algebra maps induced by the cokernel and the kernel. For symmetric spectra this applies to the commutative operad and all Sigma-cofibrant operads. Read More


We prove that the arrow category of a monoidal model category, equipped with the pushout product monoidal structure and the projective model structure, is a monoidal model category. This result confirms a belief expressed by Hovey in his work on Smith ideals. As illustrations we include examples of non-cofibrantly generated monoidal model categories, including chain complexes, small categories, and topological spaces. Read More


The aim of this paper is to prove a generalization of the famous Theorem A of Quillen for strict $\infty$-categories. This result is central to the homotopy theory of strict $\infty$-categories developed by the authors. The proof presented here is of a simplicial nature and uses Steiner's theory of augmented directed complexes. Read More


In this paper we give a new proof of the Ne\v{s}et\v{r}il-R\"{o}dl Theorem, a deep result of discrete mathematics which is one of the cornerstones of the structural Ramsey theory. In contrast to the well-known proofs which employ intricate combinatorial strategies, this proof is spelled out in the language of category theory and the main result follows by applying several simple categorical constructions. The gain from the approach we present here is that, instead of giving the proof in the form of a large combinatorial construction, we can start from a few building blocks and then combine them into the final proof using general principles. Read More


The definition of a pseudo-dualizing complex is obtained from that of a dualizing complex by dropping the injective dimension condition, while retaining the finite generatedness and homothety isomorphism conditions. In the specific setting of a pair of associative rings, we show that the datum of a pseudo-dualizing complex induces a triangulated equivalence between a pseudo-coderived category and a pseudo-contraderived category. The latter terms mean triangulated categories standing "in between" the conventional derived category and the coderived or the contraderived category. Read More


We present a framework that connects three interesting classes of groups: the twisted groups (also known as Suzuki-Ree groups), the mixed groups and the exotic pseudo-reductive groups. For a given characteristic p, we construct categories of twisted and mixed schemes. Ordinary schemes are a full subcategory of the mixed schemes. Read More


We show the category of Giry algebras is equivalent to the category of convex spaces. Using the result that the unit interval, with all its affine endomorphisms, is an adequate subcategory of the category of convex spaces, we analyze the category of convex spaces as a full subcategory of a topos. Read More


In this paper we introduce the notion of weak non-asssociative Doi-Hopf module and give the Fundamental Theorem of Hopf modules in this setting. Also we prove that there exists a categorical equivalence that admits as particular instances the ones constructed in the literature for Hopf algebras, weak Hopf algebras, Hopf quasigroups, and weak Hopf quasigroups. Read More


This is an introduction to type theory, synthetic topology, and homotopy type theory from a category-theoretic and topological point of view, written as a chapter for the book "New Spaces for Mathematics and Physics" (ed. Gabriel Catren and Mathieu Anel). Read More


We introduce the theory of motivic derived algebraic geometry which is obtained by combining Lurie's derived algebraic geometry and Voevodsky's $\mathbb{A}^1$-homotopy theory. The theory of motivic derived algebraic geometry is established under the theory of motivic model categories. By using the theory of motivic model categories, we define motivic versions of $\infty$-categories, $\infty$-bicategories, $\infty$-topoi and classifying $\infty$-topoi. Read More


We propose a generalisation for the notion of the centre of an algebra in the setup of graded algebras. Our generalisation, which we call the G-centre, is designed to control the endomorphism category of the grading shift functors. We show that the G-centre is preserved by gradable derived equivalences. Read More


This article develops several main results for a general theory of homological algebra in categories such as the category of sheaves of idempotent modules over a topos. In the analogy with the development of homological algebra for abelian categories the present paper should be viewed as the analogue of the development of homological algebra for abelian groups. Our selected prototype, the category Bmod of modules over the Boolean semifield B is the replacement for the category of abelian groups. Read More


In this paper we introduce the theory of multiplication alteration by two-cocycles for nonassociative structures like nonassociative bimonoids with left (right) division. Also we explore the connections between Yetter-Drinfeld modules for Hopf quasigroups, projections of Hopf quasigroups, skew pairings, and quasitriangular structures, obtaining the nonassociative version of the main results proved by Doi and Takeuchi for Hopf algebras. Read More


Process theories combine a graphical language for compositional reasoning with an underlying categorical semantics. They have been successfully applied to fields such as quantum computation, natural language processing, linear dynamical systems and network theory. When investigating a new application, the question arises of how to identify a suitable process theoretic model. Read More


In a previous study, the algebraic formulation of the First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (FFTC) is shown to allow extensions of differential and Rota-Baxter operators on the one hand, and to give rise to liftings of monads and comonads, and mixed distributive laws on the other. Generalizing the FFTC, we consider in this paper a class of constraints between a differential operator and a Rota-Baxter operator. For a given constraint, we show that the existences of extensions of differential and Rota-Baxter operators, of liftings of monads and comonads, and of mixed distributive laws are equivalent. Read More


In these notes we develop some basic theory of idempotents in monoidal categories. We introduce and study the notion of a pair of complementary idempotents in a triangulated monoidal category, as well as more general idempotent decompositions of identity. If $\mathbf{E}$ is a categorical idempotent then $\operatorname{End}(\mathbf{E})$ is a graded commutative algebra. Read More


For a complete and cocomplete category $\mathcal{C}$ with a well-behaved class of `projectives' $\bar{\mathcal{P}}$, we construct a model structure on the category $s\mathcal{C}$ of simplicial objects in $\mathcal{C}$ where the weak equivalences, fibrations and cofibrations are defined in terms of $\bar{\mathcal{P}}$. This holds in particular when $\mathcal{C}$ is $\mathcal{U}$, the category of compactly generated, weakly Hausdorff spaces, and $\bar{\mathcal{P}}$ is the class of compact Hausdorff spaces. We also construct a new model structure on $\mathcal{U}$ itself, where the cofibrant spaces are generalisations of CW-complexes allowing spaces, rather than sets, of $n$-cells to be attached. Read More


For C a factorisable and pivotal finite tensor category over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero we show: 1) C always contains a simple projective object; 2) if C is in addition ribbon, the internal characters of projective modules span a submodule for the projective SL(2,Z)-action; 3) the action of the Grothendieck ring of C on the span of internal characters of projective objects can be diagonalised; 4) the linearised Grothendieck ring of C is semisimple iff C is semisimple. Results 1-3 remain true in positive characteristic under an extra assumption. Result 1 implies that the tensor ideal of projective objects in C carries a unique-up-to-scalars modified trace function. Read More


This paper contributes to the techniques of topo-algebraic recognition for languages beyond the regular setting as they relate to logic on words. In particular, we provide a general construction on recognisers corresponding to adding one layer of various kinds of quantifiers and prove a related Reutenauer-type theorem. Our main tools are codensity monads and duality theory. Read More


In this note we show that a semisimplicial set with the weak Kan condition admits a simplicial structure, provided any object allows an idempotent self-equivalence. Moreover, any two choices of simplicial structures give rise to equivalent quasi-categories. The method is purely combinatorial and extends to semisimplicial objects in other categories; in particular to semi-simplicial spaces satisfying the Segal condition (semi-Segal spaces). Read More


A. Avil\'es and C. Brech proved a intriguing result about the existence and uniqueness of certain injective Boolean algebras or Banach spaces. Read More


We introduce a new type of categorical object called a \emph{hom-tensor category} and show that it provides the appropriate setting for modules over an arbitrary hom-bialgebra. Next we introduce the notion of \emph{hom-braided category} and show that this is the right setting for modules over quasitriangular hom-bialgebras. We also show how the hom-Yang-Baxter equation fits into this framework and how the category of Yetter-Drinfeld modules over a hom-bialgebra with bijective structure map can be organized as a hom-braided category. Read More


We explain that general differential calculus and Lie theory have a common foundation: Lie Calculus is differential calculus, seen from the point of view of Lie theory, by making use of the groupoid concept as link between them. Higher order theory naturally involves higher algebra (n-fold groupoids). Keywords: (conceptual, topological) differential calculus, groupoids, higher algebra($n$-fold groupoids), Lie group, Lie groupoid, tangent groupoid, cubes of rings Read More


In 1994, Long and Moody gave a construction on representations of braid groups which associates a representation of Bn with a representation of Bn+1. In this paper, we prove that this construction is functorial: it gives an endofunctor, called the Long-Moody functor, between the category of functors from the homogeneous category associated with the braid groupoid to a module category. Then we study the effect of the Long-Moody functor on strong polynomial functors: we prove that it increases by one the degree of strong polynomiality. Read More


We propose an analogue of the bounded derived category for an augmented ring spectrum, defined in terms of a generalized Noether normalization. Under various assumptions we give intrinsic characterizations of the category we obtain, proving that, under Gorenstein hypotheses (applying for example to C^*(BG) for a compact Lie group G), it is independent of the chosen normalization. Based on this we introduce singularity and cosingularity categories measuring the failure of regularity and coregularity as well as proving a Koszul duality statement relating them. Read More


We prove a Structure Identity Principle for theories defined on types of $h$-level 3 by defining a general notion of saturation for a large class of structures definable in the Univalent Foundations. Read More


We define a family of quantum invariants of closed oriented $3$-manifolds using spherical multi-fusion categories. The state sum nature of this invariant leads directly to $(2+1)$-dimensional topological quantum field theories ($\text{TQFT}$s), which generalize the Turaev-Viro-Barrett-Westbury ($\text{TVBW}$) $\text{TQFT}$s from spherical fusion categories. The invariant is given as a state sum over labeled triangulations, which is mostly parallel to, but richer than the $\text{TVBW}$ approach in that here the labels live not only on $1$-simplices but also on $0$-simplices. Read More


These are expanded lecture notes from lectures given at the Workshop on higher structures at MATRIX Melbourne. These notes give an introduction to Feynman categories and their applications. Feynman categories give a universal categorical way to encode operations and relations. Read More


We use the language of precategories to formulate a general mathematical framework for phylogenetics. Read More


Topos theory is a category-theoretic axiomatization of set theory. Model categories are a category-theoretical framework for abstract homotopy theory. They are complete and cocomplete categories endowed with three classes of morphisms (called fibrations, cofibrations and equivalences) satisfying certain axioms. Read More


We describe the split extension classifiers in the semi-abelian category of cocommutative Hopf algebras over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. The categorical notions of centralizer and of center in the category of cocommutative Hopf algebras is then explored. We show that the categorical notion of center coincides with the one that is considered in the theory of general Hopf algebras. Read More


These notes follows the articles \cite{kamel, Cam, cam-cubique} which show how powerful can be the method of \textit{Stretchings} initiated with the \textit{Globular Geometry} by Jacques Penon in \cite{penon} , to weakened \textit{strict higher structures}. Here we adapt this method to weakened strict multiple $\infty$-categories, strict multiple $(\infty,m)$-categories, and in particular we obtain algebraic models of weak multiple $\infty$-groupoids. Read More


In this article we construct three explicit natural subgroups of the Brauer-Picard group of the category of representations of a finite-dimensional Hopf algebra. In examples the Brauer Picard group decomposes into an ordered product of these subgroups, somewhat similar to a Bruhat decomposition. Our construction returns for any Hopf algebra three types of braided autoequivalences and correspondingly three families of invertible bimodule categories. Read More


We present a denotational account of dynamic allocation of potentially cyclic memory cells using a monad on a functor category. We identify the collection of heaps as an object in a different functor category equipped with a monad for adding hiding/encapsulation capabilities to the heaps. We derive a monad for full ground references supporting effect masking by applying a state monad transformer to the encapsulation monad. Read More


We define a new equivalence between algebras for n-globular operads which is suggested in [Cottrell 2015], and show that it is a generalization of ordinary equivalence between categories. Read More


We describe the combinatorics of the multisemigroup with multiplicities for the tensor category of subbimodules of the identity bimodule, for an arbitrary non-uniform orientation of a finite cyclic quiver. Read More


We give a sufficient condition for a Verdier quotient $\ct/\cs$ of a triangulated category $\ct$ by a thick subcategory $\cs$ to be realized inside of $\ct$ as an ideal quotient. As applications, we deduce three significant results by Buchweitz, Orlov and Amiot--Guo--Keller. Read More


This article presents formalistic tool for description of structural and biochemical relations between cells in the course of development of the body of plants. This is flexible formalistic space, based on the Category theory and the Petri Net approach, which embeds and mutually supplements biological data from methodically different sources. Relation between functional and morphological ways of plant description was mathematically realized with help of the adjoint functors. Read More


We introduce the forcing model of IZFA (Intuitionistic Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory with Atoms) for every Grothendieck topology and prove that the topos of sheaves on every site is equivalent to the category of 'sets in this forcing model'. Read More


We give a definition of weak morphism of $T$-algebras, for a $2$-monad $T$, with respect to an arbitrary family $\Omega$ of $2$-cells of the base $2$-category. This notion allows for a unified treatment of lax, pseudo and strict morphisms of $T$-algebras. We give a general notion of weak limit, and define what it means for such a limit to be compatible with another family of $2$-cells. Read More