Cyclification of Orbifolds

Hisham Sati, Urs Schreiber

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Inertia orbifolds homotopy-quotiented by rotation of geometric loops play a fundamental role not only in ordinary cyclic cohomology, but more recently in constructions of equivariant Tate-elliptic cohomology and generally of transchromatic characters on generalized cohomology theories. Nevertheless, existing discussion of such cyclified stacks has been relying on ad-hoc component presentations with intransparent and unverified stacky homotopy type. Following our previous formulation of transgression of cohomological charges (“double-dimensional reduction”), we explain how cyclification of ∞-stacks is a fundamental and elementary base-change construction over moduli stacks in cohesive higher topos theory (cohesive homotopy-type theory). We prove that Ganter/Huan’s extended inertia groupoid used to define equivariant quasi-elliptic cohomology is indeed a model for this intrinsically defined cyclification of orbifolds, and we show that cyclification implements transgression in group cohomology in general, and hence in particular the transgression of degree-4 twists of equivariant Tate-elliptic cohomology to degree-3 twists of orbifold K-theory on the cyclified orbifold. As an application, we show that the universal shifted integral 4-class of equivariant 4-Cohomotopy theory on ADE-orbifolds induces the Platonic 4-twist of ADE-equivariant Tate-elliptic cohomology, and we close by explaining how this should relate to elliptic M5-brane genera, under our previously formulated Hypothesis H.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number67
JournalCommunications In Mathematical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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