MC elements in pronilpotent DG Lie algebras Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Consider a pronilpotent DG (differential graded) Lie algebra over a field of characteristic 0. In the first part of the paper we introduce the reduced Deligne groupoid associated to this DG Lie algebra. We prove that a DG Lie quasi-isomorphism between two such algebras induces an equivalence between the corresponding reduced Deligne groupoids. This extends the famous result of Goldman–Millson (attributed to Deligne) to the unbounded pronilpotent case. In the second part of the paper we consider the Deligne 2- groupoid . We show it exists under more relaxed assumptions than known before (the DG Lie algebra is either nilpotent or of quasi quantum type). We prove that a DG Lie quasi-isomorphism between such DG Lie algebras induces a weak equivalence between the corresponding Deligne 2-groupoids. In the third part of the paper we prove that an L-infinity quasi-isomorphism between pronilpotent DG Lie algebras induces a bijection between the sets of gauge equivalence classes of Maurer–Cartan elements. This extends a result of Kontsevich and others to the pronilpotent case.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012