group cohomology, nonabelian group cohomology, Lie group cohomology
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What is called KO-dimension (Connes 95) is one notion of dimension which may be associated with a space that is given by a spectral triple with “real structure”.
The definition is motivated by the fact that the dimension $d$ of an ordinary closed manifold $X$ is seen in the grading shift involved in the Poincaré duality that the manifold induces on its ordinary homology/ordinary cohomology. Now since in spectral geometry (“noncommutative geometry”) a space is represented by a spectral triple and hence by a kind of Dirac operator which naturally defines a class not in ordinary homology but in K-homology, so the idea of KO-dimension is that it is the shift in the grading on K-theory which is involved in a Poincaré duality for spectral triples.
Now since complex K-theory is 2-periodic this sees such a dimension only modulo 2, and hence only sees whether the dimension is even or odd. But KO-theory is 8-periodic and hence sees dimension at least modulo 8.
The exact definition of KO-dimension given in (Connes 95, def. 3) moreover requires that the Poincaré duality is exhibited by a class in KR-homology.
For classical Riemannian manifolds KO-dimension coincides with the traditional concept of dimension of manifolds, modulo 8.
The Podlés spheres? have KO-dimension 2, but classical dimension 0.
The spectral Kaluza-Klein compactification considered in the Connes-Lott-Chamseddine model (Connes 06) is taken to be along fibers with KO-dimension 6 and classical dimension 0 (just as perturbative superstring vacua)
The original source is def. 3 in
With an eye towards phenomenological considerations of the spectral action (the Connes-Lott-Chamseddine model) this is recalled as def. 7.2 in
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