Hochschild Cohomology in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology

  • Luchezar L. Avramov

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz

    University of Toronto at Scarborough, Canada
  • Wendy Lowen

    Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium


In 1945 Gerhard Hochschild published "On the cohomology groups of an associative algebra" in the

Annals of Mathematics

and thereby created what is now called Hochschild theory. In 1963, Murray Gerstenhaber proved that the Hochschild cohomology of any associative algebra carries a super-Poisson algebra structure, comprised of a graded commutative cup product and an odd super Lie algebra structure that acts through graded derivations with respect to the product. Subsequently, a number of higher structures have been discovered, and a vast body of research concerning and/or using Hochschild theory has developed in many different fields in mathematics and physics.

Cite this article

Luchezar L. Avramov, Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz, Wendy Lowen, Hochschild Cohomology in Algebra, Geometry, and Topology. Oberwolfach Rep. 13 (2016), no. 1, pp. 449–506

DOI 10.4171/OWR/2016/10