Grpd\infty Grpd is the (∞,1)-category of ∞-groupoids, i.e. of (∞,0)-categories.

It is the full subcategory of (∞,1)Cat on those (∞,1)-categories that are ∞-groupoids.

It is also the archetypical (∞,1)-topos.


As an sSetsSet-category

As a simplicially enriched category Grpd\infty Grpd is the full SSet-enriched subcategory of SSet on Kan complexes.

As an enriched model category

Grpd\infty Grpd is the (∞,1)-category that is presented by the Quillen model structure on simplicial sets.

As a Kan-complex enriched category this is the full sSet-subcategory on fibrant-cofibrant objects of the Quillen model structure on simplicial sets.

Under the homotopy hypothesis-theorem, this means that Grpd\infty Grpd is also the full (,1)(\infty,1)-subcategory of Top on spaces of the homotopy type of a CW-complex.


As an (,1)(\infty,1)-topos

As an (∞,1)-topos Grpd\infty Grpd is the terminal (,1)(\infty,1)-topos: for every other (∞,1)-sheaf (∞,1)-topos H\mathbf{H} there is up to a contractible space of choices a unique geometric morphism (LConstΓ):HGrpd(LConst \dashv \Gamma) : \mathbf{H}\stackrel{\leftarrow}{\to} \infty Grpd – the global section geometric morphism. See there for more details.

Limits and colimits in Grpd\infty Grpd

Limits and colimits over a (∞,1)-functor with values in Grpd\infty Grpd may be reformulation in terms of the universal fibration of (infinity,1)-categories.

Let the (∞,1)-functor Z| GrpdGrpd opZ|_{Grpd} \to \infty Grpd^{op} be the universal ∞-groupoid fibration whose fiber over the object denoting some \infty-groupoid is that very \infty-groupoid.

Then let XX be any ∞-groupoid and

F:XGrpd F : X \to \infty Grpd

an (∞,1)-functor. Recall that the coCartesian fibration E FXE_F \to X classified by FF is the pullback of the universal fibration of (∞,1)-categories ZZ along F:

E F Z| Grpd X F Grpd \array{ E_F &\to& Z|_{Grpd} \\ \downarrow && \downarrow \\ X &\stackrel{F}{\to}& \infty Grpd }

Let the assumptions be as above. Then:

  • The colimit of FF is equivalent to E FE_F:

    E FcolimF E_F \simeq colim F
  • The limit of FF is equivalent to the (∞,1)-groupoid of sections of E FXE_F \to X

    Γ X(E F)limF. \Gamma_X(E_F) \simeq lim F \,.

The statement for the colimit is corollary in HTT. The statement for the limit is corollary


The n-truncated objects of Grpd\infty Grpd are the n-groupoids (including (-1)-groupoids and the (-2)-groupoid).

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