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A parameterized spectrum is a bundle of spectra (May-Sigurdsson 06), hence a stable homotopy type in parameterized homotopy theory.

Specifically, for XX a homotopy type thought of as an ∞-groupoid, then a spectrum parameterized over XX is equivalently an (∞,1)-functor XSpecX \longrightarrow Spec from XX to the stable (∞,1)-category of spectra (Ando-Blumberg-Gepner 11): this assigns to each object of XX a spectrum, to each morphism an equivalence of spectra, to each 2-morphism a homotopy between such equivalences, and so forth.

More generally, given an (∞,1)-topos H\mathbf{H}, then its tangent (∞,1)-topos THT\mathbf{H} is the (∞,1)-category of all spectrum objects in H\mathbf{H} parameterized over any object of H\mathbf{H} (an observation promoted by Joyal).

The intrinsic cohomology of such a tangent (∞,1)-topos of parameterized spectra is twisted generalized cohomology in H\mathbf{H}, and generally is twisted bivariant cohomology in H\mathbf{H}.

For more see also at tangent cohesive (∞,1)-topos.


Six operations yoga

For any map f:XYf\colon X\longrightarrow Y between ∞-groupoids, the parameterized spectra form a Wirthmüller context version of the yoga of six functors, in that

[X,Spectra]f *f *f ![Y,Spectra] [X,Spectra] \stackrel{\overset{f_!}{\longrightarrow}}{\stackrel{\overset{f^\ast}{\longleftarrow}}{\underset{f_\ast}{\longrightarrow}}} [Y,Spectra]

in that f *f^\ast is not only a strong monoidal functor but also a strong closed functor, hence that Frobenius reciprocity holds.

Moreover, along (co-)spans of morphisms pull-push (f !f *)(f_!\dashv f^\ast) satisfies the Beck-Chevalley condition (Hopkins-Lurie 14, prop. 4.3.3).

One way to summarize all this is to say that parameterized spectra over ∞Grpd constitute a linear homotopy type theory (Schreiber 14).


In twisted cohomology.


Parameterized spectra over a fixed base (in any suitable model category) are discussed in

  • Stefan Schwede, section 3 of Spectra in model categories and applications to the algebraic cotangent complex, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 120 (1997) 104 (pdf)

A comprehensive textbook account on parameterized spectra in ∞Grpd \simeq L wheL_{whe}Top is in

A formulation of aspects of this in (∞,1)-category theory is in

See also the further references at (∞,1)-module bundle.

Discussion of the Beck-Chevalley condition is in prop. 4.3.3 of

Discussion as a linear homotopy type theory is in

Revised on February 21, 2017 08:43:10 by Urs Schreiber (