An algebraic model for chains on ΩBG^p

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We provide an interpretation of the homology of the loop space on the $ p$-completion of the classifying space of a finite group in terms of representation theory, and demonstrate how to compute it. We then give the following reformulation. If $ f$ is an idempotent in $ kG$ such that $ f.kG$ is the projective cover of the trivial module $ k$, and $ e=1-f$, then we exhibit isomorphisms for $ n\ge 2$:

$\displaystyle H_n(\Omega BG {}^{^\wedge}_p;k)$ $\displaystyle \cong \mathrm{Tor}_{n-1}^{e.kG.e}(kG.e,e.kG),$
$\displaystyle H^n(\Omega BG{}^{^\wedge}_p;k)$ $\displaystyle \cong \mathrm{Ext}^{n-1}_{e.kG.e}(e.kG,e.kG).$

Further algebraic structure is examined, such as products and coproducts, restriction and Steenrod operations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2225-2242
Number of pages18
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number4
Early online date19 Nov 2008
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009


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