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## Iterated higher Whitehead products in topology of moment-angle complexes

We give an example of a simplicial complex whose corresponding moment-angle complex is homotopy equivalent to a wedge of spheres, but there is a sphere that cannot be realized by any linear combination of iterated higher Whitehead products. Using two explicitly defined operations on simplicial complexes, we prove that there exists a simplicial complex that realizes any given iterated higher Whitehead product. Also we describe the smallest simplicial complex that realizes an iterated product with only two pairs of nested brackets.

We consider families of simple polytopes and simplicial complexes well-known in polytope theory and convex geometry, and show that their moment-angle complexes have some remarkable homotopy properties which depend on combinatorics of the underlying complexes and algebraic properties of their Stanley–Reisner rings. We introduce infinite series of Golod and minimally non-Golod simplicial complexes with moment-angle complexes having free integral cohomology but not homotopy equivalent to a wedge of spheres or a connected sum of products of spheres respectively. We then prove a criterion for a simplicial multiwedge and composition of complexes to be Golod and minimally non-Golod and present a class of minimally non-Golod polytopal spheres.

We study the question of realisability of iterated higher Whitehead products with a given form of nested brackets by simplicial complexes, using the notion of the moment–angle complex $\mathcal{Z_K}$. Namely, we say that a simplicial complex $\mathcal{K}$ realises an iterated higher Whitehead product *w* if *w*is a nontrivial element of $\pi_*(\mathcal{Z_K})$. The combinatorial approach to the question of realisability uses the operation of substitution of simplicial complexes: for any iterated higher Whitehead product $w$ we describe a simplicial complex $\partial\Delta_w$ that realises $w$. Furthermore, for a particular form of brackets inside w, we prove that $\partial\Delta_w$ is the smallest complex that realises $w$. We also give a combinatorial criterion for the nontriviality of the product $w$. In the proof of nontriviality we use the Hurewicz image of $w$ in the cellular chains of $\mathcal{Z_K}$ and the description of the cohomology product of $\mathcal{Z_K}$. The second approach is algebraic: we use the coalgebraic versions of the Koszul and Taylor complexes for the face coalgebra of $\mathcal{K}$ to describe the canonical cycles corresponding to iterated higher Whitehead products $w$. This gives another criterion for realisability of $w$.

We construct moment-angle-manifolds over 2-truncated cubes having an arbitrarily large prescribed order of a strictly defined nontrivial Massey product in cohomology. We give a criterion of rational formality for moment-angle-manifolds over graph-associahedra. We obtain a sufficient condition for existence of a strictly defined Massey product in cohomology of a moment-angle-complex in terms of vanishing of certain multigraded algebraic Betti numbers.

A model for organizing cargo transportation between two node stations connected by a railway line which contains a certain number of intermediate stations is considered. The movement of cargo is in one direction. Such a situation may occur, for example, if one of the node stations is located in a region which produce raw material for manufacturing industry located in another region, and there is another node station. The organization of freight traﬃc is performed by means of a number of technologies. These technologies determine the rules for taking on cargo at the initial node station, the rules of interaction between neighboring stations, as well as the rule of distribution of cargo to the ﬁnal node stations. The process of cargo transportation is followed by the set rule of control. For such a model, one must determine possible modes of cargo transportation and describe their properties. This model is described by a ﬁnite-dimensional system of diﬀerential equations with nonlocal linear restrictions. The class of the solution satisfying nonlocal linear restrictions is extremely narrow. It results in the need for the “correct” extension of solutions of a system of diﬀerential equations to a class of quasi-solutions having the distinctive feature of gaps in a countable number of points. It was possible numerically using the Runge–Kutta method of the fourth order to build these quasi-solutions and determine their rate of growth. Let us note that in the technical plan the main complexity consisted in obtaining quasi-solutions satisfying the nonlocal linear restrictions. Furthermore, we investigated the dependence of quasi-solutions and, in particular, sizes of gaps (jumps) of solutions on a number of parameters of the model characterizing a rule of control, technologies for transportation of cargo and intensity of giving of cargo on a node station.

Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.

Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.