Twisted K-theory of differentiable stacks

Jean Louis Tu, Ping Xu, Camille Laurent-Gengoux

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In this paper, we develop twisted K-theory for stacks, where the twisted class is given by an S1-gerbe over the stack. General properties, including the Mayer-Vietoris property, Bott periodicity, and the product structure Kα i ⊗ Kβ j → Kα+β i+j are derived. Our approach provides a uniform framework for studying various twisted K-theories including the usual twisted K-theory of topological spaces, twisted equivariant K-theory, and the twisted K-theory of orbifolds. We also present a Fredholm picture, and discuss the conditions under which twisted K-groups can be expressed by so-called "twisted vector bundles". Our approach is to work on presentations of stacks, namely groupoids, and relies heavily on the machinery of K-theory (KK-theory) of C*-algebras.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-910
Number of pages70
JournalAnnales Scientifiques de l'Ecole Normale Superieure
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics


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