• Tuesday, June 12, 14:00, 7.527

    Yury Volkov (St Petersburg), A∞-coderivations and the Gerstenhaber bracket on Hochschild cohomology. (C. Negron, Y. Volkov, S. Witherspoon)

  • Abstract:
    We show that Hochschild cohomology of an algebra over a field is a space of infinity coderivations on an arbitrary projective bimodule resolution of the algebra. The Gerstenhaber bracket is the graded commutator of infinity coderivations. We thus generalize, to an arbitrary resolution, Stasheff's realization of the Gerstenhaber bracket on Hochschild cohomology as the graded commutator of coderivations on the tensor coalgebra of the algebra.