Equivariant bundles and isotropy representations Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We introduce a new construction, the isotropy groupoid, to organize the orbit data for split $\Gamma$-spaces. We show that equivariant principal $G$-bundles over split $\Gamma$-CW complexes $X$ can be effectively classified by means of representations of their isotropy groupoids. For instance, if the quotient complex $A=\Gamma\backslash X$ is a graph, with all edge stabilizers toral subgroups of $\Gamma$, we obtain a purely combinatorial classification of bundles with structural group $G$ a compact connected Lie group. If $G$ is abelian, our approach gives combinatorial and geometric descriptions of some results of Lashof-May-Segal and Goresky-Kottwitz-MacPherson.

publication date

  • 2010