Oberseminar Higher Structures
# Homotopy theory of post-Lie algebras

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### Sitzungszimmer

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Guided by Koszul duality theory, we consider the graded Lie algebra of coderivations of the cofree conilpotent graded cocommutative cotrialgebra generated by $V$. We show that in the case of $V$ being a shift of an ungraded vector space $W$, Maurer-Cartan elements of this graded Lie algebra are exactly post-Lie algebra structures on $W$. The cohomology of a post-Lie algebra is then defined using Maurer-Cartan twisting. The second cohomology group of a post-Lie algebra has a familiar interpretation as equivalence classes of infinitesimal deformations. Next we define a post-Lie$_\infty$ algebra structure on a graded vector space to be a Maurer-Cartan element of the aforementioned graded Lie algebra. Post-Lie$_\infty$ algebras admit a useful characterization in terms of $L_\infty$-actions (or open-closed homotopy Lie algebras). Finally, we introduce the notion of homotopy Rota-Baxter operators on open-closed homotopy Lie algebras and show that certain homotopy Rota-Baxter operators induce post-Lie$_\infty$ algebras. This is a joint work with Andrey Lazarev and Yunhe Sheng.