# nLab infinitesimal cohesive (infinity,1)-topos

### Context

#### Cohesive $\infty$-Toposes

cohesive topos

cohesive (∞,1)-topos

cohesive homotopy type theory

## Structures in a cohesive $(\infty,1)$-topos

structures in a cohesive (∞,1)-topos

## Structures with infinitesimal cohesion

infinitesimal cohesion?

## Models

#### Synthetic differential geometry

differential geometry

synthetic differential geometry

# Contents

## Idea

A cohesive (∞,1)-topos is infinitesimal cohesive if all its objects behave like built from infinitesimally thickened geometrically discrete ∞-groupoids in that they all have “precisely one point in each cohesive piece”.

(There is an evident version of an infinitesimally cohesive 1-topos. In (Lawvere 07, def. 1) such is referred to as a “quality type”. A hint of this seems to be also in (Lawvere 91, p. 9)).

## Definition

###### Remark

A cohesive (∞,1)-topos $\mathbf{H}$ with its shape modality $\dashv$ flat modality $\dashv$ sharp modality denoted $ʃ \dashv \flat \dashv \sharp$ is infinitesimal cohesive if the canonical points-to-pieces transform is an equivalence

$\flat \stackrel{\simeq}{\longrightarrow} ʃ \,.$
###### Remark

The underlying adjoint triple $\Pi \dashv Disc \dashv \Gamma$ in the case of infinitesimal cohesion is an ambidextrous adjunction.

## Examples

Given an (∞,1)-site with a zero object, then the (∞,1)-presheaf (∞,1)-topos over it is infinitesimally cohesive. This class of examples contains the following ones.

### Super $\infty$-groupoids

super ∞-groupoids are infinitesimally cohesive over geometrically discrete ∞-groupoids, while smooth super ∞-groupoids are cohesive over super ∞-groupoids and differentially cohesive over smooth ∞-groupoids

$\array{ cohesion && SmoothSuper\infty Grpds &\stackrel{\overset{\Pi^s}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{Disc^s}{\leftrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{\Gamma^s}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{coDisc^s}{\leftarrow}}}}& Super \infty Grpds \\ &&{}^{\mathllap{Disc_{inf}}}\uparrow \downarrow^{\mathrlap{\Pi_{inf}}} && {}^{\mathllap{Disc_{inf}}}\uparrow \downarrow^{\mathrlap{\Pi_{inf}}} \\ cohesion && Smooth \infty Grpds &\stackrel{\overset{\Pi}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{Disc}{\leftrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{\Gamma}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{coDisc}{\leftarrow}}}}& \infty Grpds \\ \\ && diff.\;cohesion && inf.\;cohesion }$

### Formal moduli problems/ strong homotopy Lie algebras

synthetic differential ∞-groupoids are cohesive over formal moduli problems/L-∞ algebras which in turn are infinitesimally cohesive over geometrically discrete ∞-groupoids.

$\array{ cohesion && SynthDiff\infty Grpds &\stackrel{\overset{\Pi^i}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{Disc^i}{\leftrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{\Gamma^i}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{coDisc^i}{\leftarrow}}}}& L_\infty Alg^{op}_{gen} \\ &&{}^{\mathllap{Disc_{inf}}}\uparrow \downarrow^{\mathrlap{\Pi_{inf}}} && {}^{\mathllap{Disc_{inf}}}\uparrow \downarrow^{\mathrlap{\Pi_{inf}}} \\ cohesion && Smooth \infty Grpds &\stackrel{\overset{\Pi}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{Disc}{\leftrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{\Gamma}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{coDisc}{\leftarrow}}}}& \infty Grpds \\ && diff.\;cohesion && inf.\;cohesion }$

### Goodwillie-tangent cohesion

A tangent (∞,1)-topos $T \mathbf{H}$ is infinitesimally cohesive over $\mathbf{H}$:

$\array{ && Stab(\mathbf{H}) & \stackrel{\overset{L\Pi^{seq}}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{Disc^{seq}}{\leftarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{\Gamma^{seq}}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{coDisc^{seq}}{\leftarrow}}}} & Stab(\infty Grpd) \simeq Spectra \\ && \simeq && \simeq \\ && T_\ast \mathbf{H} && T_\ast \infty Grpd \\ && \downarrow^{\mathrlap{incl}} && \downarrow^{\mathrlap{incl}} \\ \mathbf{H} &\stackrel{\overset{d}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{\Omega^\infty \circ tot}{\leftarrow}}& T \mathbf{H} & \stackrel{\overset{L\Pi^{seq}}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{Disc^{seq}}{\leftarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{\Gamma^{seq}}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{coDisc^{seq}}{\leftarrow}}}} & T \infty Grpd \\ && {}^{\mathllap{base}}\downarrow \uparrow^{\mathrlap{0}} && {}^{\mathllap{base}}\downarrow \uparrow^{\mathrlap{0}} \\ && \mathbf{H} & \stackrel{\overset{\Pi}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{Disc}{\leftarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{\Gamma}{\longrightarrow}}{\underset{coDisc}{\leftarrow}}}} & \infty Grpd } \,.$

## References

The notion of infinitesimal cohesion appears under the name “quality type” in def. 1 of

• William Lawvere, Axiomatic cohesion, Theory and Applications of Categories, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2007, pp. 41–49. (pdf)

An earlier hint of the same notion seems to be that on the bottom of p. 9 in

The above examples of infinitesimal cohesion appear in

Revised on January 9, 2014 21:32:57 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.137.152)