On realizing diagrams of Π–algebras

David Blanc, Mark W. Johnson, James M. Turner

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Given a diagram of Π–algebras (graded groups equipped with an action of the primary homotopy operations), we ask whether it can be realized as the homotopy groups of a diagram of spaces. The answer given here is in the form of an obstruction theory, of somewhat wider application, formulated in terms of generalized Π–algebras. This extends a program begun in [J. Pure Appl. Alg. 103 (1995) 167-188] and [Topology 43 (2004) 857-892] to study the realization of a single Π–algebra. In particular, we explicitly analyze the simple case of a single map, and provide a detailed example, illustrating the connections to higher homotopy operations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763–807
Number of pages45
JournalAlgebraic and Geometric Topology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2006


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