Noncommutative mixed (Artin) motives and their motivic Hopf dg algebras

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This article is the sequel to (Marcolli and Tabuada in Sel Math 20(1):315–358, 2014). We start by developing a theory of noncommutative (=NC) mixed motives with coefficients in any commutative ring. In particular, we construct a symmetric monoidal triangulated category of NC mixed motives, over a base field k, and a full subcategory of NC mixed Artin motives. Making use of Hochschild homology, we then apply Ayoub’s weak Tannakian formalism to these motivic categories. In the case of NC mixed motives, we obtain a motivic Hopf dg algebra, which we describe explicitly in terms of Hochschild homology and complexes of exact cubes. In the case of NC mixed Artin motives, we compute the associated Hopf dg algebra using solely the classical category of mixed Artin–Tate motives. Finally, we establish a short exact sequence relating the Hopf algebra of continuous functions on the absolute Galois group with the motivic Hopf dg algebras of the base field k and of its algebraic closure. Along the way, we describe the behavior of Ayoub’s weak Tannakian formalism with respect to orbit categories and relate the category of NC mixed motives with Voevodsky’s category of mixed motives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-764
Number of pages30
JournalSelecta Mathematica-New Series
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Hopf dg algebra
  • Weak Tannakian formalism
  • Hochschild homology
  • Algebraic K-theory
  • Mixed Artin-Tate motives
  • Orbit category
  • Noncommutative algebraic geometry


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