Homology, Homotopy and Applications

Volume 21 (2019)

Number 2

On the homology of Lie algebras like $\mathfrak{gl}(\infty, R)$

Pages: 131 – 143

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2019.v21.n2.a8


Oliver Braunling (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany)


We revisit a recent paper of Fialowski and Iohara. They compute the homology of the Lie algebra $\mathfrak{gl}(\infty, R)$ for $R$ an associative unital algebra over a field of characteristic zero. We explain how to obtain essentially the same results by a completely different method.


infinite matrix algebra, ring-level delooping

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification


The author was supported by DFG GK1821 “Cohomological Methods in Geometry” and a Junior Fellowship at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).

Received 15 March 2018

Received revised 20 November 2018

Accepted 20 November 2018

Published 13 February 2019