Infinite loop spaces from operads with homological stability

Academic Article


  • Motivated by the operad built from moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces, we consider a general class of operads in the category of spaces that satisfy certain homological stability conditions. We prove that such operads are infinite loop space operads in the sense that the group completions of their algebras are infinite loop spaces. The recent, strong homological stability results of Galatius and Randal-Williams for moduli spaces of even dimensional manifolds can be used to construct examples of operads with homological stability. As a consequence the map to $K$-theory defined by the action of the diffeomorphisms on the middle dimensional homology can be shown to be a map of infinite loop spaces.
  • Authors

  • Basterra, Maria
  • Bobkova, Irina
  • Ponto, Kate
  • Tillmann, Ulrike
  • Yeakel, Sarah
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • December 1, 2017
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In


  • Homological stability
  • Infinite loop spaces
  • Moduli spaces of manifolds
  • Operads
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 391
  • End Page

  • 430
  • Volume

  • 321