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Galois symmetries of knot spaces

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 April 2021

Pedro Boavida de Brito
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, IST, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049–001 Lisboa, Portugalpedrobbrito@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Geoffroy Horel
Affiliation:
Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, LAGA, CNRS, UMR 7539, F-93430, Villetaneuse, Francehorel@math.univ-paris13.fr École Normale Supérieure, DMA, CNRS, UMR 8553, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75230Paris Cedex 05, France

Abstract

We exploit the Galois symmetries of the little disks operads to show that many differentials in the Goodwillie–Weiss spectral sequences approximating the homology and homotopy of knot spaces vanish at a prime $p$. Combined with recent results on the relationship between embedding calculus and finite-type theory, we deduce that the $(n+1)$th Goodwillie–Weiss approximation is a $p$-local universal Vassiliev invariant of degree $\leq n$ for every $n \leq p + 1$.

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Research Article
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© The Author(s) 2021

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Footnotes

We gratefully acknowledge the support through: grant SFRH/BPD/99841/2014 and project MAT-PUR/31089/2017, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia; projects ANR-14-CE25-0008 SAT, ANR-16-CE40-0003 ChroK, ANR-18-CE40-0017 PerGAMo, funded by Agence Nationale pour la Recherche.

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