# nLab (infinity,1)-sheaf

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### Context

#### $(\infty,1)$-Topos Theory

(∞,1)-topos theory

## Constructions

structures in a cohesive (∞,1)-topos

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## Idea

The notion of $(\infty,1)$-sheaf (or ∞-stack or geometric homotopy type) is the analog in (∞,1)-category theory of the notion of sheaf (geometric type?) in ordinary category theory.

See (∞,1)-category of (∞,1)-sheaves for more.

## Definition

Given an (∞,1)-site $C$, let $S$ be the class of monomorphisms in the (∞,1)-category of (∞,1)-presheaves $PSh_{(\infty,1)}(C)$ that correspond to covering (∞,1)-sieve?s

$\eta : U \hookrightarrow j(c)$

on objects $c \in C$, where $j$ is the (∞,1)-Yoneda embedding.

Then an (∞,1)-presheaf $A \in PSh_{(\infty,1)}(C)$ is an $(\infty,1)$-sheaf if it is an $S$-local object. That is, if for all such $\eta$ the morphism

$A(c) \simeq Psh_C(j(c),A) \stackrel{PSh_C(\eta,,A)}{\to} PSh(U,A)$

is an equivalence.

This is the analog of the ordinary sheaf condition. The ∞-groupoid $PSh_C(U,A)$ is also called the descent-∞-groupoid of $A$ relative to the covering encoded by $U$.

## Terminology

An ($\infty$,1)-sheaf is also called an ∞-stack with values in ∞-groupoids.

The practice of writing “$\infty$-sheaf” instead of ∞-stack is a rather reasonable one, since a stack is nothing but a 2-sheaf.

Notice however that there is ambiguity in what precisely one may mean by an $\infty$-stack: it can be an $(\infty,1)$-sheaf or more specifically a hypercomplete $(\infty,1)$-sheaf. This is a distinction that only appears in (∞,1)-topos theory, not in (n,1)-topos theory for finite $n$.

homotopy leveln-truncationhomotopy theoryhigher category theoryhigher topos theoryhomotopy type theory
h-level 0(-2)-truncatedcontractible space(-2)-groupoidtrue/​unit type/​contractible type
h-level 1(-1)-truncatedcontractible-if-inhabited(-1)-groupoid/​truth value(0,1)-sheaf/​idealmere proposition/​h-proposition
h-level 20-truncatedhomotopy 0-type0-groupoid/​setsheafh-set
h-level 31-truncatedhomotopy 1-type1-groupoid/​groupoid(2,1)-sheaf/​stackh-groupoid
h-level 42-truncatedhomotopy 2-type2-groupoid(3,1)-sheaf/​2-stackh-2-groupoid
h-level 53-truncatedhomotopy 3-type3-groupoid(4,1)-sheaf/​3-stackh-3-groupoid
h-level $n+2$$n$-truncatedhomotopy n-typen-groupoid(n+1,1)-sheaf/​n-stackh-$n$-groupoid
h-level $\infty$untruncatedhomotopy type∞-groupoid(∞,1)-sheaf/​∞-stackh-$\infty$-groupoid

Section 6.2.2 in