# All these fundamental groups!

Tuesday, April 02nd, 2013 | Author: There are a lot of fundamental groups floating around in mathematics. This is an attempt to collect some of the most popular and sketch their relations to each other.

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# Feynman Graphs and Motives

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 | Author: Being on a school about Feynman graphs and Motives, I just learned how these are related. It's a cute story! Actually, you don't need any physics to appreciate it, though physics might let you appreciate it even more.

A Feynman graph is just a (non-directed) graph with a finite number of vertices and a finite number of edges. Physicists are interested in computing certain integrals defined in terms of Feynman graphs, which they call amplitudes.

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# Motives of Projective Bundles

Friday, December 14th, 2012 | Author: Given a vector bundle E-->X of rank r+1 one can take the projective space of lines in each fiber, which results in a projective bundle P(E)-->X. A projective bundle formula for a functor F from spaces to rings tells us that F(P(E)) is a free F(X)-module of rank r.

In this post I look at some computations around projective bundle formulae for the Chow ring, the algebraic K-Theory and the (Chow) motive of some spaces, in particular flag varieties. We recover some results from the previous posts on cohomology, cycles & bundles and motive of projective space.

# Invariants of projective space III: Motives

Monday, December 10th, 2012 | Author: I want to explain a particularly easy example of a motivic cellular decomposition: That of $n$-dimensional projective space. The discussion started with cohomology (part 1), continued with bundles and cycles (part 2) and in this part 3, we discuss motivic stuff.

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# Invariants of projective space II: Cycles and Bundles

Thursday, December 06th, 2012 | Author: I want to explain a particularly easy example of a motivic cellular decomposition: That of $n$-dimensional projective space. The discussion started with cohomology (part 1) and in this part 2, we discuss intersection-theoretic and bundle-theoretic invariants. In part 3 we will see the motivic stuff.

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# Invariants of projective space I: Cohomology

Tuesday, December 04th, 2012 | Author: I want to explain a particularly easy example of a motivic cellular decomposition: That of $n$-dimensional projective space. We will have a look at the cohomology, the Chow groups and the algebraic K-theory of projective space -- a discussion probably interesting to non-motivic people as well. After these invariants, I will look at the motive and the A¹-homotopy type. Then I want to describe the decomposition of the motive (and the homotopy type) homotopy-theoretically, by means of cofiber sequences. (We will see that projective space is not isomorphic to a coproduct of motivic spheres with the same motive). Of course, nothing is new, I'm just working out exercises here.

In this part 1, I discuss only the cohomology of $\mathbb{P}^n$. Part 2 contains a discussion of the intersection theory and bundles and part 3 contains the motivic stuff. I intentionally left out usage of projective bundle formulas, as I will discuss them separately.

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