On operads with homological stability

13 May 2019
Tom Zeman

In a recent paper, Basterra, Bobkova, Ponto, Tillmann and Yeakel defined
topological operads with homological stability (OHS) and proved that the
group completion of an algebra over an OHS is weakly equivalent to an
infinite loop space.

In this talk, I shall outline a construction which to an algebra A over
an OHS associates a new infinite loop space. Under mild conditions on
the operad, this space is equivalent as an infinite loop space to the
group completion of A. This generalises a result of Wahl on the
equivalence of the two infinite loop space structures constructed by
Tillmann on the classifying space of the stable mapping class group. I
shall also talk about an application of this construction to stable
moduli spaces of high-dimensional manifolds in thesense of Galatius and