Higher Toda brackets and Massey products

Hans Joachim Baues, David Blanc, Shilpa Gondhali

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We provide a uniform definition of higher order Toda brackets in a general setting, covering the known cases of long Toda brackets for topological spaces and Massey products for differential graded algebras, among others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-677
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of Homotopy and Related Structures
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to thank the referee for many useful comments, and Stefan Schwede for a helpful pointer on symmetric spectra. The research of the second author was supported by Israel Science Foundation Grant No. 47377, and he also wishes to thank the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics for their hospitality during several visits. The third author was supported by a Vatat fellowship during the period of this research.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Tbilisi Centre for Mathematical Sciences.


  • Chain complex
  • Enriched category
  • Higher order cohomology operation
  • Higher order homotopy operation
  • Massey product
  • Monoidal model category
  • Path object
  • Toda bracket

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and Topology


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