higher geometry / derived geometry
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(shape modality $\dashv$ flat modality $\dashv$ sharp modality)
$(\esh \dashv \flat \dashv \sharp )$
dR-shape modality$\dashv$ dR-flat modality
$\esh_{dR} \dashv \flat_{dR}$
(reduction modality $\dashv$ infinitesimal shape modality $\dashv$ infinitesimal flat modality)
$(\Re \dashv \Im \dashv \&)$
fermionic modality$\dashv$ bosonic modality $\dashv$ rheonomy modality
$(\rightrightarrows \dashv \rightsquigarrow \dashv Rh)$
Models
Models for Smooth Infinitesimal Analysis
smooth algebra ($C^\infty$-ring)
differential equations, variational calculus
Chern-Weil theory, ∞-Chern-Weil theory
Cartan geometry (super, higher)
Klein 2-geometry is an attempt to categorify Klein’s Erlangen program by replacing groups with 2-groups, which are like groups but categories instead of sets.
The idea of Klein’s original Erlangen program is to study geometries that have some group of symmetries, $G$. If this group acts transitively on some kind of geometrical figure - e.g. points, lines, etc. - the space of figures of this kind is $G/H$, where $H \subseteq G$ is the stabilizer of such a figure: that is, the subgroup of symmetries that preserve it.
To categorify this we’d like to replace $G$ with a 2-group, and replace $H$ with a “sub-2-group”. We then need to define the suitable analogue of the quotient $G/H$, and see in what sense $G$ acts transitively on this.
A suitable notion of sub-2-group is a faithful, but not necessarily full, functor into $G$. Quotients may be thought of as homogeneous orbifolds.
Blog entries: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, VIIIS, IX, X, XI, XII, and stabilizer.
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